Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 578--581

Role of procalcitonin, Il-6 and C- reactive protein in suspected cases of sepsis


Shiwangi Sharma, Nandini Duggal 
 Department of Microbiology, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shiwangi Sharma
Department of Microbiology, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
India

Objectives: To study the role of serum procalcitonin as a diagnostic biomarker in sepsis and to compare it with other sepsis markers (IL-6, CRP) in patients of suspected sepsis. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients were included in this study from ICU and each patient was investigated for serum Procalcitonin, Interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein levels by ELISA along with blood cultures by BacT/Alert system. Result: Procalcitonin along with CRP is a better diagnostic tool for sepsis.


How to cite this article:
Sharma S, Duggal N. Role of procalcitonin, Il-6 and C- reactive protein in suspected cases of sepsis.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019;62:578-581


How to cite this URL:
Sharma S, Duggal N. Role of procalcitonin, Il-6 and C- reactive protein in suspected cases of sepsis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];62:578-581
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