Recommendation ID

What is the impact and longer-term clinical outcomes of adding procalcitonin testing to standard clinical practice with protocol-driven care in the NHS, to guide the use of antibiotic treatment in adults presenting to the emergency department with exacerbations of chronic inflammatory respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive Kryptor assay, Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay, LIAISON BRAHMS PCT assay and VIDAS BRAHMS PCT assay)
Date issued
October 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 16/12/2015