JUN 01, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

Procalcitonin in Emergency Department Patients With Suspected COVID-19

Sponsored by: bioMérieux Inc
  • Dr. Charles Cairns M.D.

    Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean of the College of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Drexel University

Event Date & Time

DATE:  June 1, 2020

TIME:   11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT



This webinar will provide an overview of the host response to bacterial and viral infections. The rationale for the use of procalcitonin in assessing the host response will be discussed, including distinguishing bacterial from nonbacterial infections. Finally, an overview will be provided on the role of procalcitonin in assessing the host response in emergency department patients with suspected COVID-19. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and understand the host response to bacterial and viral infections.
  • Describe and understand the rationale for the assessment of procalcitonin in patients with suspected infections.
  • Describe and understand approaches to assessing the host response to infection patients with suspected COVID-19 in the emergency department, including the role of procalcitonin. 



Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.


LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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