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  2. Diagnosis Doctors diagnose sepsis using a number of physical findings such as: Fever Low blood pressure Increased heart rate Difficulty breathing Doctors also perform lab tests that check for signs of infection or organ damage. Doctors also perform specific tests to identify the germ that caused the infection that led to sepsis.

  3. Jan 19, 2021 · Evidence of infection Clotting problems Abnormal liver or kidney function Impaired oxygen availability Electrolyte imbalances Other lab tests Other lab tests to identify the source of the infection might include samples of: Urine Wound secretions Respiratory secretions Imaging tests

  4. A new definition of sepsis allows identification using a quick SOFA score (qSOFA) Septic shock can be recognised by the combination of hypotension and increased blood lactate >2 mM Prompt administration of empirical antibiotics is essential in suspected sepsis

    • Tom Evans
    • 2018
  5. Sep 01, 2016 · Hematologic parameters, including a simple white blood cell count and differential, are frequently part of the initial sepsis diagnostic protocols. Several new biomarkers have been proposed to diagnose sepsis or to predict mortality, but they currently lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to be considered as stand-alone testing.

    • Shu-Ling Fan, Nancy S. Miller, John Lee, Daniel G. Remick
    • 2016
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