Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am

93845

Procalcitonin

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:0.3 mL) Serum in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection
  • Allow serum specimen to clot completely prior to specimen centrifuge.
    Serum free of fibrin and red blood cells as this can cause erroneous results.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Specimen collected in citrate anticoagulant.
    Pooled.
    Fungal growth.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 15 Day(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 84145
Components:
  • 93845 - PROCALCITONIN
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