Project Lead: Dr Sara Jenks

Procalciton in is a marker of bacterial infection which can be measured in the blood. Data has shown it is able to be used as a prognostic marker in COVID-19 patients and can also potentially be used to identify secondary bacterial infection or disease becoming more severe.

This project aims to gather data from NHS Lothian patients to assess how this test is being used by clinicians in NHS Lothian and what the data means for patients. This will ultimately help understand the true meaning of a procalciton in test result and how it can be best used to aid patient care.