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Standardization of Procalcitonin assays (WG-PCT)



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
V. Delatour Chair FR 1st 2018 01 - 2020 12
A. Boeuf Member  FR     
H. Briand Member FR    
A.M. Dupuy Member  FR     
P. Hausfater Member  FR     
Q. Liu Member  SG    
L. Pallavicini Member  IT    
J. Pfannkuche Member  DE    
K. Schneider Member  DE    
P. Schütz Member  CH    
C. Tsatsanis Member GR    
C. Yuan Member  US    
P. Bryan Member/OCD US    
M. Grimmler Member/Diasys DE    
J. Odarjuk Member/Thermo Fisher DE    
M. Rottmann Member/Roche DE    
S. Ruetten Member/Abbott US    
A. Rybin Member/Siemens US    
L. Seaver Member/Abbott US    
M. Solari Member/Beckman Coulter US    


Terms of Reference

  • Develop and validate a reference measurement procedure for PCT absolute quantification by Stable Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry
  • Document and understand the variability of results provided by the different commercially available PCT assays
  • Evaluate the need for standardization of PCT assays
  • Evaluate the feasibility for standardization of PCT assays
  • Perform standardization of PCT assays, if needed and feasible.

Current projects

  • Production of commutable EQA materials designed to assess comparability of commercially available PCT assays
  • Production and characterization of candidate primary calibrators
  • Development of a candidate reference method for absolute quantification of PCT by IDMS


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Deniz Ilhan Topcu Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)

Working Group Chair's contact

Dr. Vincent Delatour
LNE. 1, Gaston Boissier
75724 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 140 434 075
Fax: +33 140 433 737

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