Calibrated to the reference standard B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR.
ARCHITECT B·R·A·H·M·S PCT can be used with the same clinical cut-offs and algorithms.


Instrument Architect BRAHMS PCT long

ARCHITECT B·R·A·H·M·S PCT is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative determination of PCT (Procalcitonin) in human serum and plasma on the automated ARCHITECT analyzer (Abbott)

Assay characteristics

between ARCHITECT B·R·A·H·M·S PCT andThermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR           Correlation Architect BRAHMS PCT wo header
Test principle CMIA
Sample matrix  Serum, plasma (heparin, EDTA)
Sample volume  150 μL
Test duration 22 min
Measuring range  0.02-100 μg/L
Limit of quantification (LoQ)
0.01 μg/L
Analytical sensitivity 0.00 μg/L






 Precision Architect B·R·A·H·M·S PCT 

A study was performed based on guidance from CLSI EP05-A3. Testing was conducted using 2 lots of ARCHITECT B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S PCT Reagents, 2 lots of ARCHITECT B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S PCT Calibrators, and 1 lot of ARCHITECT B∙R∙A∙H∙M∙S PCT Controls on 2 instruments. 3 controls and 3 human plasma panels were assayed in a minimum of 2 replicates at 2 separate times per day on 20 different days.

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