Detection of Infection in Arthroplasty


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 10-005574
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 10-005574

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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 us for help.

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Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robin Patel, M.D.

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Contact information:

Robin Patel M.D.


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