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Standardization of Procalcitonin assays (WG-PCT)



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
V. Delatour Chair FR 2nd 2021 01 - 2023 12
A. Boeuf Member FR    
H. Briand Member FR    
A.M. Dupuy Member FR    
P. Hausfater Member FR    
P. Kaiser Member DE    
Q. Liu Member SG    
B. Machetanz Member DE    
L. Pallavicini Member IT    
S. Pastori Member IT    
J. Pfannkuche Member DE    
K. Schneider Member DE    
P. Schütz Member CH    
C. Tsatsanis Member GR    
C. Yuan Member US    
L. Seaver Member/Abbott US    
K. Paulsen Member/Beckman Coulter US    
M. Solari Member/Beckman Coulter US    
T. Masetto Member/Diasys DE    
M. Grimmler Member/Diasys DE    
K. Sun Member/Maccura CN    
P. Bryan Member/OCD US    
G. Ogbonna Member/OCD US    
P. Jauria  Member/Radiometer FI    
M. Weiss Member/Roche DE    
N. Parker Member/Siemens US    
A. Rybin Member/Siemens US    
R. Xu Member/Snibe CN    
N. Arroyo de Prada Member/Thermo Fisher US    
E. Maroto Member/Thermo Fisher DE    


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
Reseach Director Bioanalysis
Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE)
1, Gaston Boissier
75724 Paris - France
Tel: +33 (0) 140 434 075

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