PROCALCITONIN

Synonyms:
Computer Code: (PROCAL)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red or gold top tube), pediatric or adult
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube.
Reference Values: <0.5 NG/mL - a low risk of severe sepsis or septic shock. >2.0 NG/mL - a high risk of severe sepsis or septic shock
Lab Code: HEM
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 90 min
Stat TAT: 90 min
CPT Code(s): 84145
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII