Suspected Sepsis

Stongly consider initiating antibiotics in all unstable patients.

Baseline Procalcitonin Level

0.1-0.5 ng/ml
Likelihood for sepsis low, antibiotics discouraged

>0.5 ng/ml
Likelihood for sepsis increased, antibiotics encouraged

>2 ng/ml
Likelihood for sepsis high and high risk of septic shock, antibiotics strongly encouraged.