Evaluation of a card test for procalcitonin in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis


Yilmaz F. M. , Yilmaz G., Akay H., Duranay M., Yuecel D.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.44, pp.482-484, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/000456307781646094
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.482-484

Abstract

Background Peritonitis is an important complication in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Procalcitonin (PCT) has recently been identified as an inflammation marker and recommended as a new potential marker in CAPD peritonitis. We aimed to study a card test for PCT and compare the results with the conventional markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and white blood cell (WBC) count.