Evaluation of a new accurate and reliable particle enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay for the detection of Procalcitonin in the management of sepsis

The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock redefined sepsis as the life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis is considered as a major public healthcare issue affecting more than 30 million people worldwide, associated with a mortality of potentially 6 million people and accounts for almost $24 billion in health care expenditures only in the US, annually. As the quick and accurate sepsis management reduces a possible negative clinical course and the economic burden, a multiplicity of plasma biomarker have been developed  to overcome the long turn-around time of the blood culture. [...]