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Read the following information to learn more about the use of Procalcitonin and other testing techniques and systems that can be used in diagnosing, treating and managing sepsis.

Clinical Need for Early Detection of Sepsis

Early detection and specific clinical intervention has been shown to be crucial for the improved outcome of patients with sepsis. However, sepsis can be difficult to distinguish from other, non-infections conditions in critically ill patients with clinical signs of acute inflammation and negative microbiological results. Therefore, in the early phase of the disease process it may be difficult to decide on the appropriate therapeutic measures for the individual patient.

Additional specific information may be helpful to increase the accuracy of sepsis diagnosis at an early stage.

Videos

Watch the inspiring video of sepsis survivor Patricia Cragen and her family as they experience a once in a lifetime event at Strike Out Sepsis Day with the St. Louis Cardinals on August 31, 2015. Watch Video >

See highlights from the Second National Forum on Sepsis, held September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC, and learn more about the Rory Staunton Foundation’s initiatives to raise awareness and knowledge about sepsis. Watch Video >

Downloads

  • VIDAS® B•R•A•H•M•S PCT™ for the Clinician - Download
  • Procalcitonin: A Novel Biomarker for Bacterial Infections and Sepsis - Download
  • Procalcitonin Over Time - Download
  • Blood Culture: A Key Investigation for Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections - Download Now

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