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A specific marker of severe bacterial infection & sepsis

Sepsis is common and deadly in U.S. hospitals:

And worldwide:

This is an approximate count based on the number of people affected by sepsis annually worldwide, which is estimated at over 30,000,000.2

Mortality increases 7% for every hour delay
in initiation of antibiotics in patients with septic shock.

Early recognition of sepsis and initiation of appropriate antibiotics can improve the chances for survival.3

Learn how PCT can help in assessing patient prognosis, response to therapy and guide antibiotic duration in the ICU.

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Learn more about how PCT can fit into your antimicrobial stewardship protocol.


  1. Elixhauser A, et al., Septicemia in U.S. Hospitals, 2009. HCUP Statistical Brief #122. October 2011, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD., http:// Accessed February 2, 2018.
  2. Fleischmann C, Scherag A, Adhikari NK, et al. Assessment of Global Incidence and Mortality of Hospital-treated Sepsis. Current Estimates and Limitations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016; 193(3): 259-72.
  3. Kumar A, Roberts D, Wood KE, et al. Duration of hypotension before initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy is the critical determinant of survival in human septic shock. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:1286.