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Product Name:Hotgen Procalcitonin semi-quantitative Test Cassette


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Methodology:Colloidal gold immunochromatography

Clinical Discipline:Infection biomarker

 Hotgen Procalcitonin (PCT) Test Cassette


Hotgen PCT  is an accurate, rapid, semi-quantitative immunochromatografic test for the determination of procalcitonin in human serum, plasma and whole blood as an aiding tool for diagnosing and controlling the treatment of severe, bacterial infection and sepsis.


PCT: A specific marker of severe bacterial infection and sepsis  

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a peptide precursor of the hormone calcitonin, the latter being involved with calcium homeostasis. It is composed of 116 amino acids and is produced by parafollicular cells (C cells) of the thyroid and by the neuroendocrine cells of the lung and the intestine.

The level of PCT in the blood stream of healthy individuals is below the limit of detection (0.01 ng/mL) of clinical assays.  The level of procalcitonin rises rapidly (within 6 – 12 hours) in a response to a proinflammatory stimulus, especially of bacterial origin. It does not rise significantly with viral or non-infectious inflammations. Therefore, PCT helps differentiate bacterial from viral infections, the early detection of an elevated PCT level in patients with suspected bacterial infections enabling earlier antibiotic treatment. PCT also supports informed decisions on when to continue or stop antibiotics, improving patient care and decreasing antibiotic misuse and resistance.

 Benefits of PCT test in summary:

Use as an early and specific biomarker for severe bacterial infection and sepsis

Assess severity of infection and make prognosis

Differentiate bacterial from viral and non-infectious inflammation

Guide the application of antibiotics and reduce unnecessary usage of antibiotics

Monitor treatment efficacy of antibiotics


Hotgen Procalcitonin Test Principle

Colloidal gold immunochromatographic method


Hotgen Procalcitonin Kit Features

Semi-quantitative PCT measurement

Rapid, accurate, lab quality results within minutes

All-inclusive kit including reference card for value estimation

Ready-to-use reagents

Serum, plasma and whole blood are applicable as sample

Long shelf life

Easy storage at room temperature

Single dose format: run only the test you need



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