Comparison of qSOFA (quick SOFA) Score, Presepsin, Procalcitonin and Lactate for Severity Assessment and Mortality Prediction in Patients with Initial Sepsis

Background: The SOFA score is associated with an increased probability of mortality in sepsis. The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock defined the qSOFA score, which can be assessed at admission without laboratory tests.
Objective: To compare sepsis biomarkers with qSOFA for differentiation of sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock and risk of mortality prediction.