World Sepsis Day 2021

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host immune response to infection. It is a global health concern and affecting an estimate of 47 - 50 million cases each year. With at least 11 million deaths per year and 1 in 5 deaths being associated with sepsis, it is a leading cause of death worldwide and the number 1 cause of death in hospitals.

Common sources of sepsis are meningitis, skin or soft tissue infection, catheter-related infection, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, bloodstream infection, abdominal infections and viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2.

For sepsis management, Procalcitonin FS is a reliable assay because time matters. Serum Procalcitonin (PCT) is a sensitive marker for severe and systemic bacterial infections. Levels can rise to 1000 ng/mL in patients with systemic bacterial infections, such as severe bacterial sepsis.

The particle-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay offers cost-efficient testing, an outstanding performance, is applicable on a wide range of photometric systems, and enables fast and accurate results.

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