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A pilot study of a novel molecular host response assay to diagnose infection in patients after high-risk gastro-intestinal surgery

SeptiCyte LAB measures the expression of four host-response RNAs in peripheral blood to distinguish sepsis from sterile inflammation. This study evaluates whether sequential monitoring of this assay has diagnostic utility in patients after esophageal surgery. Among 370 esophagectomy patients, 120 (32%) subjects developed a complication requiring ICU (re)admission, 63 (53%) of whom could be analyzed.…

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