Brahms PCT assays for the diagnosis of systemic bacterial infection

Parrella, A, Mundy, L, Hiller, JE
Record ID 32012000249
Authors' recomendations: From the new high-level evidence the Brahms assay appears to be effective for procalcitonin (PCT) determination of bacterial infection. Point-of-care testing and the associated benefits in quick and accurate identification of patients in need of antibiotic therapy would be a valuable tool to guide therapy, especially in rural areas. Given the body of evidence it is likely that the company will apply for public funding via the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) process. Therefore HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Blood Chemical Analysis
  • Immunoassay
  • Immunologic Techniques
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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