Use of a semiquantitative procalcitonin kit for evaluating severity and predicting mortality in patients with sepsis

International Journal of General Medicine, 06/04/2012

Semiquantitative procalcitonin concentration testing can be helpful for early assessment of disease severity in patients with sepsis. Furthermore, it may also help in predicting early mortality in septic patients. Based on the level of semiquantitative procalcitonin measured in patients with suspected sepsis, a timely decision can be reliably made to transfer them to a tertiary hospital with an intensive care unit for optimal care.

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