VITROS® B•R•A•H•M•S PCT (Procalcitonin)

The power of B•R•A•H•M•S with the difference that only VITROS® can deliver


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B•R•A•H•M•S PCT is the best biomarker for early bacterial Sepsis

Sepsis is a life threatening condition where the body overreacts to an infection. It affects more than 30 million people with 6 million deaths around the world each year. Identifying and treating the condition as early as possible has been shown to increase the likelihood of survival.

Confidence in decisions for Clinicians

  • Early diagnosis of severe bacterial infections and sepsis 1,2

  • Therapeutic guidance for starting and safely stopping antibiotic treatment3,4

  • Excellent analytical correlation and clinical concordance to B•R•A•H•M•S method


1. Harbarth S, Holeckova K, Froidevaux C et al. Diagnostic value of procalcitonin, interleukin-6, and interlukin-8 in critically ill patients admitted with suspected sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 164: 396-402.

2. Brunkhorst FM, Wegscheider K, Forycki ZF, et al. Procalcitonin for early diagnosis and differentiation of SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Intensive Care Med. 26:148-152; 2000.

3. Branche A, Neeser O, Müller B et al. Procalcitonin to guide antibiotic decision making. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2019;32(2):130-135.

4. Schuetz P, Bolliger R, Merker M, et al. Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy algorithms for different types of acute respiratory infections based on previous trials. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther.2018;16(7):555-564.

Trust in Results for Laboratories

RELIABILITY

Fulfill more requests from difficult draws with small sample volume 30μL

ACCURACY

Trust your results through a quantification of endogenous interferences hemolysis, icterus and turbidity

EFFICIENCY

Maximize efficiency with long calibration intervals 56 Days


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