Recommendation ID

Further research is recommended to:

  • help improve understanding about the value added by procalcitonin testing when used with clinical judgement

  • guide decisions about stopping antibiotics for people admitted to hospital with pneumonia in the context of the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
COVID-19 rapid guideline: antibiotics for pneumonia in adults in hospital
Date issued
May 2020

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 01/05/2020