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procalcitonin
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: (PROCAL)
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red or gold top tube),
pediatrics: 1 mL blood (red microtainer) 
Minimum Volume: 1 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: <0.5 NG/mL - a low risk of severe sepsis or septic shock. >2.0 NG/mL - a high risk of severe sepsis or septic shock  
Lab Code:
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 90 min 
Stat TAT: 90 min 
CPT Code(s): 84145 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 25
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 12/18/2014
Time: 10:29:50 (24hr)