Detection of Infection in Arthroplasty


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of molecular detection of microorganisms, detection of microbial proteins and antibodies against microorganisms, and inflammatory markers (e.g., leukocyte esterase, CRP) in synovial fluid for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (PJI).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a prosthetic joint undergoing preoperative arthrocentesis as part of routine clinical practice (e.g., for bacterial culture, synovial fluid cell count).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robin Patel, M.D.

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Contact information:

Robin Patel M.D.

(507) 284-4846

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