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Biosite reports on presentation of preliminary data from sepsis program

under the product name Triage Sepsis Panel.

In this study, blood samples were collected from approximately 1,000 patients presenting to the emergency department with signs and symptoms of sepsis. Samples were analyzed at Biosite using a prototype device. Following are preliminary study findings:

  • The study data were based on samples from initial blood draws, suggesting that the test may be useful in the rapid assessment of patients.

  • The sepsis biomarker panel may have clinical utility in risk assessment of patients presenting to the hospital and meeting diagnostic criteria for sepsis.

  • The sepsis biomarker panel performed better as a risk assessment tool than markers in the literature, including procalcitonin and C-reactive protein.


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Contact: Nicole Beckstrand
nbeckstrand@biosite.com
858-805-2803
Biosite Incorporated
28-Mar-2007


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