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Procalcitonin

Components

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

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Stability

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

Comments

When ordered with C-Reactive Protein (CRP), collect and submit 2 separate tubes for these two tests. Mon-Fri 6:30am until 10:00pm virology, 10:00pm until 6:30am microbiology. Weekend/Holidays 7am until 3pm virology, 3pm until 7am microbiology.

CPT Code

  • 84145