Rapid diagnosis of sepsis using biomarker signatures

Nigel Silman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Diagnosis of sepsis is complicated by non-specific clinical definitions and delays in laboratory analysis using tests which may have very poor predictive values. The use of host biomarker signature sets, which when measured in combination have high predictive values, offers a paradigm shift forwards for rapid, near-patient diagnosis. These analyses more closely mirror the rapid blood chemistry and hematology analyses which often are used for near-patient testing and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1020
JournalCritical Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2013


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