At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose sepsis in a person who is critically ill; to help determine the risk of severe sepsis leading to septic shock in a person who has sepsis; to distinguish bacterial from non-bacterial infections
When to Get Tested?
When someone is seriously ill and a doctor wants to distinguish between sepsis and other causes of the illness; to help guide treatment in a patient with sepsis
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?