Procalcitonin PCTN

Method(s) Enzyme-linked Fluorescent Assay
Specimen Required
Collect One light green top tube (lithium heparin)
Transport

0.5 mL plasma (0.3 mL minimum) at 2-8°C.

Stability Refrigerated, 48 hours.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 1010412
CPTCode 84145
Notes

Use of serum is discouraged. Although testing may be performed on serum, it is important that serial samples are collected in the same sample type.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

<0.10 ng/mL

See laboratory report for more detailed reference range information.

No Appointment Necessary
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