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Procalcitonin

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
PCAL E8011
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Storage:
Shipping- Send Refrigerated; Storage- Room Temp: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 12 months
Availability:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Methodology:
Roche-ECLIA sandwich principle
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
2 hours
Additional Info:
    TAT: 2 hours
    Reference range: <.10 ng/mL
    < 0.50 ng/mL = low risk of severe sepsis and/or septic shock (do not exclude infection, as infections or systemic infections in early stages (<6hrs) can be associated with low concentrations.)
    0.50 -2.00 ng/mL = interpret in the clinical context of the patient, as a variety of conditions such as burns, trauma, surgery and severe cardiogenic shock can cause procalcitonin elevations.
    >2.00 ng/mL = elevated risk of sever sepsis and/or septic shock.
CPT Code:
84145