Rapid identification of bacterial infection in blood using procalcitonin as a potential biomarker
Kathirvel Priyanka, Prasad Patnam Prathyusha, P Kalaiarasi, B Thipurasundari, Kandaswamy Selvakumar
Sepsis is referred to as the presence of infection along with systemic manifestations of infection. Bacterial sepsis is defined as bacteremia with or without organ dysfunction. The presence of bacteria in blood is usually confirmed by blood culture which needs 5-7days for confirmation. Procalcitonin synthesized as a pro hormone of calcitonin which helps to detect the same within hours. The study was conducted using procalcitonin as a biomarker for bacterial infection. Based on the concentration present in the serum are supports to decide whether the blood culture is a desirable one. Ultimately this decision is a favorable one to reduce the patient’s unnecessary stress, hospital stay and financial burdens.
Kathirvel Priyanka, Prasad Patnam Prathyusha, P Kalaiarasi, B Thipurasundari, Kandaswamy Selvakumar. Rapid identification of bacterial infection in blood using procalcitonin as a potential biomarker. International Journal of Biology Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 51-55