ONLY of use in the investigation of sepsis and to aid clinical
decision as to the use of Xigris.
Request on ICE
This test is restricted to ITU, SCBU and HDU. Samples from
other wards will only be tested if the patient has been discussed
with the Duty Biochemist
Only for the diagnosis of sepsis
Serum; Yellow top (SST) tube or Red Top. Plasma can also be used
(green or mint green top sample).
Samples should be transported to laboratory as soon as
Causes for Rejection
Not meeting clinical criteria for testing
Levels of ≥10 ng/mL are associated with severe sepsis.
The assay is semi-quantitative.