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Laboratory Test Directory

Procalcitonin (Updated)


Name Method Department Units
Procalcitonin Enzyme Linked Flourescent Immunoassay
CMI, Immunology ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 2 mL

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube


When ordered with C Reactive Protein (CRP), collect and submit 2 separate tubes for these two tests.

Mon-Fri 7:00am until 3:30 pm send CRP to Virology, 3:30 pm until 7:00 am Microbiology.

Weekend and Holidays send to Microbiology.

CPT Code

  • 84145