Evaluation of a new rapid-diagnostic test for peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis: the PERIPLEX® device.

Keywords: Peritoneal dialysis, biomarkers, peritonitis, infection, Interleukin-6, Metalloproteinase-8, diagnosis


In 2017, the British company MOLOGIC developed a new rapid-diagnostic test (PERIPLEX®) for the diagnosis of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. This single-use test is based on the detection in dialysate of two biomarkers of bacterial infection: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8). The test was evaluated in a prospective multicenter study including 10 centers from the RDPLF (French Language Peritoneal Dialysis Registry). A total of 184 tests were performed; 86 tests were negative and 98 were positive. 85 peritonitis were confirmed. There were no false-negatives, and 13 false-positives. Of the 13 false-positives, 7 of them were for sepsis without peritonitis, or peritoneal inflammation. The performance of the test is considered excellent: sensitivity 100%, specificity 86.9%, positive predictive value 86.7%, negative predictive value 100%. In this study, a negative test can formally rule out the diagnosis of peritonitis.


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Durand P-Y, Verger C. Evaluation of a new rapid-diagnostic test for peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis: the PERIPLEX® device. Bull Dial Domic [Internet]. 2020Aug.20 [cited 2020Oct.1];3(3):127-3. Available from: https://www.bdd.rdplf.org/index.php/bdd/article/view/57953