Received: 11 October 2019
Accepted: 5 December 2019
First Online: 23 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Septic shock patients: this project was approved by our Institutional Review Board for ethics (“Comité de Protection des Personnes Sud-Est II”, number 11236).This study is registered at the French Ministry of Research and Teaching (#DC-2008-509), at the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, and on ExternalRef removed (NCT02803346). Oral information and non-opposition to inclusion in the study were mandatory and recorded in patients’ clinical files.Healthy volunteers: peripheral blood from healthy volunteers was provided by the “Etablissement Français du Sang” from Lyon. According to EFS standardized procedures for blood donation and to provisions of the articles R.1243–49 and following ones of the French public health codes, a written non-opposition to the use of donated blood for research purposes was obtained from HV. The blood donors’ personal data were anonymized before being transferred to our research laboratory.
: Not applicable.
: EP is an employee of bioMérieux. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.