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Lab Test Dictionary

Procalcitonin (16265) (Back-Up Only)

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)


Synonyms

Sepsis

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Sunday-Friday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 43 Days

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

84145


Revised

12-07-17

Initials

SL