Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 15, 2019 @ 10:13 am

93845

Procalcitonin

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:0.3 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection
  • Allow serum to sit for 15-20 minutes for proper clot formation and to ensure the absence of fibrin in the serum which can interfere with this assay.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 15 Day(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84145
Components:
  • 93845 - PROCALCITONIN
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