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Test ID: PCT    
Procalcitonin, Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

83169

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of bacteremia and septicemia in adults and children (including neonates)

 

Diagnosis of renal involvement in urinary tract infection in children

 

Diagnosis of bacterial infection in neutropenic patients

 

Diagnosis, risk stratification, and monitoring of septic shock

 

Diagnosis of systemic secondary infection post-surgery, and in severe trauma, burns, and multiorgan failure

 

Differential diagnosis of bacterial versus viral meningitis

 

Differential diagnosis of community-acquired bacterial versus viral pneumonia

 

Monitoring of therapeutic response to antibacterial therapy

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Homogeneous Time-Resolved Fluorescence

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Procalcitonin, S