Because quality matters - B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays

because quality matters

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays have been demonstrated to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and risk assessment in bacterial infection and sepsis1 and to guide antibiotic therapy-related decisions2. PCT cut-offs and clinical algorithms were established by use of B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR assay which is the global reference standard

  • For safe use of these cut-offs and algorithms with other PCT assays it is important to verify that these assays will provide the same result
  • The most important criteria for the comparative performance are:
    • High correlation to reference
    • High assay sensitivity and precision
    • High concordance at clinically relevant cut-offs

All B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays use original raw material from B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH, are calibrated on the same standard and offer excellent correlation and concordance at the established clinical cut-offs.


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1. Soni N.J. et al., J Hosp Med 2013;8 (9): 530-40.
2. Meisner, M., Procalcitonin – Biochemistry and Clinical Diagnosis, UNI-MED (Bremen) 2010; ISBN 978-3-8374-1241-3.

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