B·R·A·H·M·S PCT direct Point of Care Test


B·R·A·H·M·S PCT direct is an immunochromatographic point of care test for the determination of PCT (Procalcitonin) in human whole blood  

  • Quantified test result
  • Sensitivity: LOQ of 0.22 μg/L allows diagnostic assessment and clinical decision making in the emergency room or other near patient settings
  • Only 20 μL whole blood from a finger prick or from venous puncture: Ideal also for patients where sample volume may be an issue
  • Short total turnaround time: 5 x faster than PCT results via laboratory
  • Optimal fit to data management: Data input by scanner and reader connectivity to the laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Independent from laboratory service: Ideal for places that do not have easy/full-time access to lab, off-site locations etc.

Assay characteristics

Test principle One-step immunochromatographic assay (sandwich principle) using immunogold labelling
Sample matrix  human whole blood (capillary or venous)
Sample volume  20 μL
Incubation time 20 min
Measuring range 0.22-10 μg/L
Functional assay sensitivity (LoQ) 0.22 μg/L

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