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Evaluation of the Beckman Coulter Access Procalcitonin Assay: analytical and clinical performance

Hyunji Choi ORCID logo , Ziyoda Tashpulatova , Soo-Young Moon ORCID logo , Junghee Choi , Ji-Young Kim and Sun Min Lee ORCID logo EMAIL logo

Corresponding author: Sun Min Lee, MD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, 20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 50612, Republic of Korea, Phone: +82 055 360 1878, Fax: +82 055 3601880, E-mail:

Funding source: Beckman Coulter Korea

Award Identifier / Grant number: Not applicable


We thank JY Park at Beckman Coulter Korea for providing technical assistance. We also thank the staff of the 24 h unit in the department of laboratory medicine for screening applicable specimens during nights and weekends.

  1. Research funding: This research was supported by Beckman Coulter Korea with a research grant for this investigator–initiated study, as well as all reagents and calibrator standards used in this study.

  2. Author contributions: Z Tashpulatova, JY Kim, and JH Choi contributed to selecting, analyzing, storing, and delivering the specimens. HJ Choi wrote the manuscript and performed statistical analysis. SY Moon contributed to data acquisition and critical revision. SM Lee designed this study, received research funding, and supervised the entire process. All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interest: The funding organization(s) played only a manufacturer’s role in the study – providing information about reagents and educating medical technicians. The researchers claim no conflicts of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: This study was approved including the waiver of informed consent by the Institutional Review Board of Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital (No. 04-2019-032).


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Received: 2021-06-13
Accepted: 2021-10-07
Published Online: 2021-10-20
Published in Print: 2022-01-27

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