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Profile of the SeptiCyte™ LAB Gene Expression Assay to Diagnose Infection in Critically Ill Patients

Abstract. Sepsis is a severe and frequently occurring clinical syndrome, caused by the inflammatory response to infections.

Recent studies on the human transcriptome during sepsis have yielded several gene-expression assays that might assist physicians during clinical assessment of patients suspected of sepsis. SeptiCyte™ LAB (Immunexpress, Seattle, WA) is the first gene expression assay that was cleared by the FDA in the United States to distinguish infectious from non-infectious causes of systemic inflammation in critically ill patients. The test consists of the simultaneous amplification of four RNA transcripts (CEACAM4, LAMP1, PLAC8, and PLA2G7) in whole blood using a quantitative real-time PCR reaction. This review provides an overview of the challenges in the diagnosis of sepsis, the development of gene expression signatures, and a detailed description of available clinical performance studies evaluating SeptiCyte™ LAB.

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April 05, 2020

Pharmacodynamic Modelling of β-lactam/β-lactamase Inhibitor Checkerboard Data: Illustration with Aztreonam–Avibactam

Abstract. Objectives. Checkerboard experiments followed by fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) index determinations are commonly used to assess ...

December 11, 2018

Detection and Prevalence of Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative Bacteria Among European Laboratories Part of the COMBACTE Network: A COMBACTE LAB-Net Survey

Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents a global public health threat which jeopardizes the progress that modern medicine has made over th...

April 05, 2020

EURECA - Substudy of Infections Due to Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea (CRE) Along Europe. Inside COMBACTE Network; Global Information for a Global Problem

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