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Test Code Procalcitonin Procalcitonin

Important Note

All requests for procalcitonin will be treated STAT. Follow send out instructions below. LAB: Call NWH at (206) 668-1344 before sending and provide the accession number.

Clinical System Name


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


**Note:  Microtainers are acceptable if a minimum of 0.6 mL of serum/plasma is available for testing.  Provide 2 full microtainers.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, Send Outs rack.


Off-site collection: Spin blood, aliquot, and send refrigerated sample.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

2 h

Serum Refrigerated 48 h
Separated serum Frozen

2 w



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  1 d


All requests are treated as STAT. Follow instructions below in "Send Out Instructions".

Performing Laboratory

Northwest Hospital

Chemistry Laboratory

1550 N 115th St., A-200

Seattle, WA 98133

Phone Number: (206) 668-1776


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563


Method: Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)

Analytical Volume: 300 mcL serum


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name:

Procalcitonin (NWH)

Reference Test Number:



Please notify the Send Outs department at (206) 987-2563 to coordinate delivery. After hours or on weekends, batch in MayoAccess, apply the white MayoAccess label over the yellow Cerner label, and send sample and batch sheet on ice packs to Northwest Hospital Laboratory via Delivery Express (CPA - NWH Chem Lab).