AnMed Laboratory Services


Procalcitonin  ()

Synonyms:  PCT
Specimen:  Lithium Heparin plasma
                        Volume:  Primary Tube
Minimum Volume: 
Collection:  Submit the primary tube- do not use a pour off tube. Stable for 48 hours at 2-8°C. Freeze specimen at -25°C for up to 6 months.
Rejection Criteria:  EDTA samples; unlabeled or mislabeled specimens.
Reference Range: 
Methodology:  ELFA (Enzyme-Linked Flourescent Assay
Test Use: 
Additional Information:  Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric samples should ve avoided whenever possible and a new sample collected.
Testing Includes:  Procalcitonin (PCT)
Testing Facility:  AnMed Laboratory