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

Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Masanobu Okayama, Shigehiro Kuroki, Miho Fukui, Shinsuke Yahata, Hiroki Hayashi, Akihito Kitao, Eiji Kajii, Masayoshi Hashimoto
  • International Journal of General Medicine, May 2012, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ijgm.s32758

What is it about?

Use of a semiquantitative procalcitonin kit is useful in primary care.

Why is it important?

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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The following have contributed to this page: Masanobu Okayama, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, and Dr Shinsuke Yahata