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Procalcitonin

Test Code: 60010

Cpt Code:

84145 (x1)

Procedure

The VIDAS B•R•A•H•M•S PCT combines a one-step immunoassay sandwich method with fluorescent detection. The assay has been cleared for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Turnaround Time

Same day of receipt (Monday through Saturday).

Specimen Information

60010 serum

NY approved. Collect 4-5 mL whole blood in serum tube with clot activator, allow specimen to clot and centrifuge according to the tube manufacturer's recommendations. Transfer 2 mL serum to sterile, screw top tube and freeze. Alternatively, collect 4-5 mL whole blood in serum separator tube, centrifuge, and freeze. Ship on dry ice Monday through Friday. Samples separated from the clot may be stored up to 2 days at 2 to 8°C or frozen for up to 6 months at -20 to -80°C.

Disclaimer

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above.

The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor-IBT's interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for general informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor-IBT assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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