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B.R.A.H.M.S. Gmbh | Date: 2014-05-01

The invention relates to an in vitro method for determining procalcitonin levels in plasma and urine as a diagnostic marker to identify patients with urinary tract infections, in vitro methods to perform said determination, a kit for the diagnosis of patients with urinary tract infections, and the usefulness of procalcitonin in the diagnosis urinary tract infections.

The invention relates to a novel diagnostic marker CT-proADM (C-terminal fragment of preproADM, SEQ ID No. 1) for diagnosing and/or stratifying the risk of diseases. Also disclosed is a method for diagnosing and/or stratifying the risk of diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, cardiac insufficiency, and infections and/or inflammations of the lungs and respiratory tract. In said method, the CT-proADM (SEQ ID No. 1) marker, or a partial peptide of fragment thereof, or said marker contained in a marker combination (panel, cluster) is determined in a patient who is to be examined. The invention further relates to a diagnostic apparatus as well as a kit for carrying out said method.

CSF diagnostic in vitro method for the diagnosis of dementias and neuroinflammatory diseases, in which a determination of the procalcitonin immunoreactivity (PCT immunoreactivity) is carried out in a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (C SF) of a patient who is suffering from a dementia or neuroinflammatory disease or is suspected of suffering from such a disease. Conclusions about the presence, the course, the severity or the success of a treatment of the dementia or neuroinflammatory disease are drawn from a measured PCT immunoreactivity which is above a threshold value typical for healthy individuals.

B.R.A.H.M.S GmbH | Date: 2014-03-24

An in vitro method for the risk stratification of patients with stable arteriosclerosis, especially stable coronary artery disease, is disclosed wherein the concentration of procalcitonin is determined in the circulation of such patients using a highly sensitive PCT assay, and wherein within the range of PCT concentrations in the typical normal range of healthy individuals cutoff values are defined which distinguish groups of individual patients with stable arteriosclerosis in accordance with personal cardiac risk, and patients are allotted to one of said risk groups on the basis of their individual PCT concentrations.

Method for the determination of adrenomedullin immunoreactivity in biological fluids for diagnostic purposes, in particular in sepsis, cardiac and cancer diagnosis, in which the midregional partial peptide (mid-proAM; SEQ ID NO:3) of proadrenomedullin, which comprises the amino acids (45-92) of the complete preproadrenomedullin (pre-proAM; SEQ ID NO:1), is measured in particular by means of an immunoassay which operates with at least one labelled antibody which specifically recognizes a sequence of mid-proAM.

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