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B·R·A·H·M·S Procalcitonin (PCT) AssayWhen seconds count, accurate results can make the difference between life and death

The Siemens Healthineers B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assay can help improve sepsis patient outcomes and can also help to reduce unnecessary treatments and costs for healthcare institutions.

  • Help achieve early sepsis risk assessment to improve patient outcomes, including reduced morbidity and mortality with the ability to make confident decisions in minutes.
  • Gain confidence when guiding antibiotic therapy with an assay that has optimal precision across the measurable range.
  • Deliver reliable results from proven, trusted technologies that demonstrate high agreement with the B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR assay.

Antibiotic Decision-Making

Interpretation of Results

Rapid results in the ER with PCT

Data support the following interpretative risk assessment criteria on first day of ICU admission:7,8

  • PCT>2.0 ng/mL: Associated with a high risk for progression to severe sepsis and/or septic shock.
  • PCT<0.5 ng/mL: Associated with a low risk for progression to severe sepsis and/or septic shock.

Note: PCT levels < 0.5 ng/mL do not exclude an infection, because localized infections (without systemic signs) may also be associated with such low levels. If the PCT measurement is done very early after the systemic infection process has started (usually < 6 hours), these values may still be low.