Educational Workshop at EuroMedLab 2019

23. IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine from May 19-23, in Barcelona, Spain

Procalcitonin testing: Diagnostic performance linked to safe management of bacterial infections

  • Time: May 22, 2019, 14:45 - 15:45
  • Venue: Room 116

Workshop overview

Today a range of PCT assays are available in the market raising the question for the laboratory, to which extend is it possible to transfer the clinical cut-offs established mainly with B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR, when other assays are used. The session will provide an overview on the assay performance aspects that are of particular relevance for the clinical use of the marker procalcitonin and how to test the utility of other available tests before introducing into clinical practice.


Thermo Fisher Scientific educational workshop at EuroMedLab 2019


  • 14:45-15:15: PCT 2019 The Clinical Perspective
    Speaker: Matteo Bassetti
    Associate Professor for Infectious Diseases and Director Infectious Diseases Division
    Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital
    Udine, Italy
  • 15:15-15:45: PCT 2019 – The Perspective of the Laboratory
    Speaker: Mario Plebani
    Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology
    University of Padova School of Medicine
    Padova, Italy

Chair: Jorge Ordoñez-Llanos, Santa Creu i Sant Paul, Barcelona, Spain


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