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Procalcitonin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells and aliquot into transport tube.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

EDTA plasma

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Note

This assay should be performed on the same type of specimen tube for sequential testing.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

12-48 hours

Method

Elfa Fluorescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Providence Laboratory (43201)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

84145

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:40:47 PM


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