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PCT

(Private Communications Technology) A protocol from Microsoft that provides secure transactions over the Web. See security protocol.
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To explore the relationship between serum PCT concentration and duration of CPB and aortic clamping, linear regression analysis was performed.
Conclusion: Levels of CRP in combination with PCT is a reliable index for determining the existence of bacterial infection, which is of great clinical guidance significance to the treatment and prognosis assessment of AECOPD patients.
These clinical results further validate and help shed light on the critical role PCT plays in the risk assessment for patients diagnosed with severe sepsis or septic shock.
There are currently several companies manufacturing PCT assays, including Roche, Biomerieux, and Luminometric.
Shane Burgess, Director of the Life Science and Biotechnology Institute at Mississippi State University, and a Beta Site tester of the PCT MicroTube Adapter Kit, said: "PCT offers clear advantages over our standard method of sample preparation, including shorter processing time, higher throughput, and reduced operating costs - and all without sacrificing quality.
The income method evaluates whether the amount charged in a PCT is determined at arm's length by reference to a controlled participant's best realistic alternative to entering into a CSA.
The decision means the PCT would be unable to carry out its plans even if its appeal was successful.
Blood levels of procalcitonin (PCT) rise in patients with bacterial infections but remain fairly low in those with viral infections, and PCT levels decrease as the bacterial infection subsides.
Although a PCT assay is approved in Europe, it is still not widely available, and it is even less so in North America, according Dr.
Colin McLeod of Middlesbrough PCT will take on the additional role of acting chief executive of Langbaurgh PCT after Jon Chadwick announced his decision to leave.
Product lines covered by the deal are Eastman's liquid-crystal polymer (Titan LCP), PCT polyester (Thermx PCT), and reinforced PET compounds (Thermx EG).