Diagnostic Test Directory

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Procalcitonin

  • LIS Mnemonic: PCT

    Collect

    PST (light green vacutainer) Procalcitonin requires a separate blood tube if possible

    Volume Required

    1 mL

    Minimum Required

    0.6 mL

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Processing

    Process per PST centrifuge instruction

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimens collected in citrate anticoagulant.

    Specimen Handling

    The same specimen type (serum, plasma) should be used throughout the patient's clinical course.

Days Performed

7 Days

Reported

90 Minutes

CPT

84145

Methodology

Immunofluorescent

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