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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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20/01/2021

Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay to Detect Carbapenemases Directly From Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Spiked With Acinetobacter spp.

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. mainly Acinetobacter baumannii are frequently causing nosocomial infections with high mortality. In this study...

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The leukocyte non-coding RNA landscape in critically ill patients with sepsis

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Emergence of ST654 Pseudomonas aeruginosa co-harbouring blaNDM-1 and blaGES-5 in novel class I integron In1884 from Bulgaria

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of hospital-acquired infections. Carbapenem resistance, in particular, represents a...