Procalcitonin is the propeptide of calcitonin, a 116-peptide molecule with a molecular weight of 13 kDa. Procalcitonin has been studied as a sepsis biomarker, to help with diagnosing/ ruling out sepsis and to guide the initiation and cessation of antibiotics
Reviewed and revised 20 December 2015 OVERVIEW At least 178 different sepsis biomarkers have been described in the published medical literature, reflecting the complex pathophysiology of sepsis e.g. coagulation, complement, contact system activation, inflammation, and apoptosis also biomarkers of complications, e.g.…
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