Radiometer has joined the fight against this potentially fatal condition, providing a rapid, acute care testing solution for procalcitonin (PCT), the most sensitive biomarker to aid diagnosis – or rule-out – of bacterial sepsis, allowing early detection of sepsis and helping to save lives . Today, PCT complements other testing recommended in sepsis guidelines.
Joining the fight against sepsis
Sepsis is a very serious medical condition that presents a considerable diagnostic challenge to emergency department and intensive care clinicians
Sepsis - the importance of early detection
Early detection and effective treatment is the key to surviving sepsis.
Procalcitonin (PCT) – the biomarker of choice to aid diagnosis of sepsis
Rapid, accurate PCT testing at the point of patient care is a vital aid to diagnosing sepsis
CRP as an aid in the diagnosis of sepsis
CRP is a well-established biomarker of infection, inflammation, and sepsis and is widely used in clinics and emergency departments
- Riedel S, et al. Procalcitonin as a marker for the detection of bacteremia and sepsis in the emergency department. Am J Clin Pathol 2011; 135: 182-89.