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Procalcitonin is a precursor protein of the calcium-regulating hormone calcitonin. It has a molecular weight of 13 kDa and is composed of 3 fragments (N terminal, calcitonin, and katacalcin). Under physiological conditions, it is synthesized by C cells of the thyroid gland and secreted into the blood after being cleaved to form calcitonin. When severe bacterial infection occurs, inflammatory cytokines are produced due to the effects of the causative organisms and toxins, stimulating the production/secretion of procalcitonin by multiple organs.
Specification of Rapidchip PCT
|Drug Classification||In Vitro Diagnostics|
|Certification No. in Japan||22900EZX00003000|
|Package||Test device 20 pcs. Accessory: CAL 1 pc.|
|Samples||Plasma or whole blood|
|Measurement Time||10 min|
|Measurement Range||0.2-10 ng/mL|
|Reference standard range1)2)||Cutoff for sepsis (bacterial) differential diagnosis: 0.5ng/mL
Cutoff for sepsis (bacterial) severity assessment: 2.0ng/mL
|Detection Method||Reflected light intensity as measured by dedicated instrument|
1) American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine Consensus Conference:Definitions for sepsis and organ failure and guidelines for the use of innovative therapies in sepsis:Crit.Care Med,20,864(1992)
2) The Japanese society of intensive care medicine Sepsis Registry Committee, The Japanese Guidelines for the Management of Sepsis, Diagnosis and treatment for infectious disease: Journal of the Japanese society of intensive care medicine, 20, 124 (2013). Japanese
|Rapidchip H-FABP Control*||1 × 2conc. × 0.5mL(lyophilized)||2-10℃|
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