Procalcitonin (PCT) Assay

Chemistry Analyzers for Diazyme’s PCT Assay include those listed below but are not limited to:

Abbott
Architect c8000

Beckman Coulter
AU400* / 480 / 680 / 5800

Tokyo Boeki
BioLis 241

Horiba
Pentra 400

Miura
Miura Analyzer

Roche
Cobas Integra 400 / 800
Cobas c501 / c502/c6000
Hitachi 917* / 902
Modular P

ThermoFisher
Konelab 30i Prime
Mindray
BS-400
BS-480

Diazyme's PCT Assay

Assay Principle:

Diazyme's PCT Assay is based on a latex enhanced immunoturbidimetric method. PCT proteins in the sample bind to the specific anti-PCT antibody which is coated on latex particles, and causes agglutination. The degree of the turbidity caused by agglutination can be measured optically and is proportional to the amount of PCT in the sample. The chemistry analyzer calculates the PCT concentration of a sample by interpolation of the obtained signal of a calibration curve. The reaction is monitored at 600nm and completed within 10 minutes.

Diazyme PCT Assay Kit Configuration:

Diazyme's PCT Assay is for the quantitative determination of PCT in Serum, EDTA or Lithium Heparin plasma samples. PCT should be measured according to specific application parameters for specific chemistry analyzers. Diazyme's PCT Assay kit consists of two liquid stable reagents; R1, and R2, and the PCT calibrators and controls are packaged separately.

Assay Features:

  • Multiple instrument options available
  • Reagent kit, calibrator and control sets offered separately
  • Liquid Stable format
  • Minimal sample of only 20 μL needed
  • Cost effective

Assay Procedure:

PCT should be measured according to specific application parameters for specific chemistry analyzers. Figure 10 is a general example of the assays test scheme: