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Implementing Procalcitonin: A Team Approach

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Date:OCT.10.2018 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker of bacterial infection that aids in the risk assessment of critically ill patients and can be used to de-escalate antibiotic therapy. Procalcitonin recently became available on a variety of analytical platforms making it accessible to more laboratories. This webinar reviews the utility of PCT and describes a team based approach to implementing this biomarker in clinical practice.

What you will learn

  • The clinical utility of PCT for differentiating bacterial from viral infections
  • The clinical utility of PCT for de-escalating antibiotic therapy in respiratory infections
  • How to develop a plan for implementing PCT in their clinical practice


Robert Fitzgerald photoRobert L. Fitzgerald, PhD, DABCC
Director of Toxicology
Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry
University of California-San Diego Health




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