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The expanded clearance includes use of the test to assess a patient's risk of developing diabetes. The assay was cleared to run on the Afinion AS100 Analyzer.
Clinicians were surprised by a recent NEJM study that found that using procalcitonin assays did not reduce the use of antibiotics.
The study found that for some patients the standard practice of performing a second confirmatory blood test is not necessary, which could streamline care.