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Procalcitonin

Test Code:

XU1011

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (adult)
Microtube (paed)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 3 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Up to 2 hrs

Reference Value(s)

PCT <0.50 ug/L suggests a low risk of severe systemic infection (sepsis) but cannot exclude any infection.
PCT 0.50 to <2.00 ug/L may require repeat testing in 6 to 24hrs if sepsis is clinically suspected.
PCT 2.00 to <10.00 ug/L suggests a high risk of sepsis or progression in sepsis.
PCT >=10.00 ug/L indicates high likelihood of severe sepsis.

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change of analytical platform on 16/06/2021.
Immunoassay measurements can be subjected to interference from cross-reacting substances in the patient's blood. If the result does not agree with the clinical picture, please contact the laboratory for further action.

Change History Notes

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