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Procalcitonin

SIM

40960 

CPT

84145 

Synonyms

PCT 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Gold

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

1 ml

Additional Information

 

Patient reparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

>24hrs Refrigerate. (Separate from clot before refrigeration)  

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric.  Mislabelled or misidentified specimens.
Repeat testing within 48hrs will not be performed.

Reference Range

Non-ICU Patients:

< 0.25 ng/mL              bacterial infection unlikely

> or = 0.25 ng/mL       bacterial infection likely

 

ICU patients:

< 0.50 ng/mL              bacterial infection unlikely

> or = 0.50 ng/mL       bacterial infection likely

                            

Note: Reference ranges are provided for orientation purposes only. Clinicians should always use PCT results in conjunction with other laboratory findings and clinical signs.

Infectious Disease consult suggested.

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Antigen detection of procalcitonin 

Methodology

Enzyme linked fluorescent assay 

Testing Frequency

Daily M-F 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

2/6/2018

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