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PROCALCITONIN

Test Name  PROCALCITONIN 
Mnemonic  PROCALC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT 1  84145 
Department  Main Lab 
Container  Plasma separator tube; serum separator tube 
Alternative Container   
Handling   
Preferred Volume  1.0 ml serum or heparinized plasma 
Minimum Volume  0.5 mL 
Stability  48 hours refrigerated; 6 months frozen 
Reject Criteria   
Component   
Methodology  Enzyme-Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA) 
Units  ng/mL 
Reference Range 2  <0.10  
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed  Daily 
Reported   Routine: 4 hr, STAT 1hr 
Note  The same sample type (serum or plasma) should be used throughout the patient's clinical course.  
LOINC 4  33959-8 
Cross References   
Referred Lab   
Print #  860.2950 
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