Procurement of Human Specimens for the Evaluation of Early Markers of Sepsis (EMOS)

This study has been completed.
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Abbott Diagnostics Division Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2012
Last updated: December 28, 2015
Last verified: December 2015
Procure blood specimens from individuals presenting to the emergency department (ED) with signs and /or symptoms of systemic infection or sepsis. The samples will be used for research and development activities related to sepsis, infections, etc.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study to Procure Human Specimens for Use in the Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis and Other Related Conditions

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Further study details as provided by Abbott Diagnostics Division:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression of infection to severe sepsis [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessment of the progression of infection to severe sepsis in an ED population who present with signs or symptoms of infection.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Plasma and serum samples stored @ -70C.

Enrollment: 872
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Presentation to an emergency department

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 yrs of age or older
  • For women of child bearing years: not known to be pregnant
  • Blood culture ordered as part of the ED, ICU (or equivalent) or hospital floor stay.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previously enrolled in this study
  • Vulnerable individual
  • Unable to speak and/or understand English
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01746407

United States, Georgia
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Diagnostics Division
Principal Investigator: Greg S Martin, MD, M.Sc. Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abbott Diagnostics Division Identifier: NCT01746407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09DELK12 
Study First Received: December 7, 2012
Last Updated: December 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Abbott Diagnostics Division:
Emergency Department
Sepsis processed this record on May 22, 2016