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Specimen Processing Instructions
>24hrs Refrigerate. (Separate from clot before refrigeration)
Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric. Mislabelled or misidentified specimens. Repeat testing within 48hrs will not be performed.
< 0.25 ng/mL bacterial infection unlikely
> or = 0.25 ng/mL bacterial infection likely
< 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.
Antigen detection of procalcitonin
Enzyme linked fluorescent assay
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