Evaluation of Multiplex Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Procalcitonin in the Diagnosis of Sepsis

Ozkaya-Parlakay A., CENGİZ A. B., CEYHAN M., Hascelik G., KARA A., ÇELİK M., ...More

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.60, no.7, pp.1075-1081, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2013.130732
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1081
  • Keywords: sepsis, blood culture, multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), procalcitonin, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, PCR ASSAY, FUNGAL PATHOGENS, RAPID DETECTION, BACTERIAL, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHILDREN
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Sepsis is one of the most serious and life-threatening clinical conditions of childhood. This study has been designed to evaluate how useful multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is in the early diagnosis of responsible microorganisms of sepsis and to specify how serial procalcitonin level measurement is helpful to support diagnosis of sepsis.