Clinical Evaluation of e- Ab Sensor - Based Real-time Diagnosis of Serum Procalcitonin Level
The purpose of this study is to develop a real-time diagnostic technique with e- Ab sensor for serum PCT level measurement will offer a test with lower cost, and increase the applicability of serum Procalcitonin (PCT) level in daily clinical practice.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Clinical Evaluation of e- Ab Sensor - Based Real-time Diagnosis of Serum Procalcitonin Level|
- Performance of e- Ab sensor for serum PCT level measurement [ Time Frame: 1 Day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The serum procalcitonin level from e- Ab sensor would be compared with the results from Kryptor assay system, Brahms, Germany. The correlation between serum procalcitonin levels from e- Ab sensor and from Kryptor assay system would be examined.
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Electrosensing antibody probing system (e- Ab sensing)||
Device: Electrosensing Antibody Probe System (e- Ab sensing)
Electrosensing antibody probing system (e- Ab sensing), which was developed for the rapid and sensitive detection of hapten, proteins or viral antigen in medical samples, will be used for analyzing the interaction kinetics between anti-procalcitonin antibody and procalcitonin in the serum of the patients. The system incorporates the use of engineered semiconductive antibodies or virus in vertical and lateral chip (eAbchip) or lateral flow through (eAbsignal) formats. In electrosensing antibody probing, semiconductive antibodies are bound as a suitable electrosensing probe which specifically and selectively binds procalcitonin polypeptide target molecules in the test specimen
Sepsis is a clinical syndrome with complex interactions between microorganism, host immune, inflammatory and coagulation response. The mortality rate associated with septic shock is high, up to 40-70%. Currently, the diagnosis of sepsis depends on microbial infection and systemic inflammatory response syndrome, which lacks sensitivity and specificity. Accordingly, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offered new recommendations about the diagnosis of sepsis in 2001, which included the serum level of procalcitonin (PCT). Increased PCT levels through the clinical course correlated with higher mortality in critically-ill patients. On the other hand, recent studies also showed PCT levels could guide the antibiotic treatment in patients with sepsis or lower respiratory tract infection. Besides usage in sepsis population, serum PCT level could also be used for aids in diagnosis of bacterial infection and for guide of antibiotic treatment in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive airway disease. However, current method of PCT assay depends on the Kryptor system developed by BRAHMS, Germany, with the functional sensitivity of 60 pg/mL. Each assay costs 1300 NT dollars, which is too expensive for serial follow-up of serum PCT levels. A real-time diagnostic technique with e- Ab sensor for serum PCT level measurement will offer a test with lower cost, and increase the applicability of serum PCT level in daily clinical practice. Here, the investigators conduct a study to develop a real-time diagnostic technique with e- Ab sensor for serum PCT level measurement in patients with sepsis.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01388114
|National Taiwan University Hosital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Chao-Chi Ho, MD, PhD||National Taiwan Universtiy Hospital|