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Differences in procalcitonin measurements between three BRAHMS-partnered immunoassays (Liaison, Elecsys and Architect)

Abass Eidizadeh / Abdul R. Asif / Nicolas von Ahsen / Lutz Binder / Moritz Schnelle
Published Online: 2018-10-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2018-0916


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About the article

Corresponding author: Moritz Schnelle, MD, PhD, Institute for Clinical Chemistry, University Medical Center Goettingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Goettingen, Germany, Phone: +49-551-3965510

Received: 2018-08-24

Accepted: 2018-09-13

Published Online: 2018-10-16

Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), 20180916, ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2018-0916.

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