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Procalcitonin

Mnemonic:    [PROCALCIT]
Name:    Procalcitonin
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Remove serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

The same specimen type (either serum or plasma) should be used throughout the patient's clincal course.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020763
  Method:    Immunofluorescent