Sepsis is a life-threatening dysfunction of organ systems caused by a dysregulated immune system because of an infectious process. It remains one of the leading causes of hospital mortality and of hospital readmissions in the United States. Mortality from sepsis increases with each hour of delayed treatment, therefore, diagnostic devices that can reduce the time from the onset of a patient's infection to the delivery of appropriate therapy are urgently needed. Likewise, tools that are capable of high-frequency testing of clinically relevant biomarkers are required to study disease progression. Electrochemical biosensors offer important advantages such as high sensitivity, fast response, miniaturization, and low cost that can be adapted to clinical needs. In this review paper, we discuss the current state, limitations, and future directions of electrochemical-based point-of-care detection platforms that contribute to the diagnosis and monitoring of sepsis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101300
JournalCurrent Opinion in Electrochemistry
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Bacteria
  • Electrical devices
  • Electrochemical devices
  • Microfluidics
  • Pathogens
  • Point-of-care devices
  • Proteins
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry


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