Material: Blood
Price of the study: PLN 90.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day

  • We perform the test without prior reservation. Check the working hours of the collection center

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Preparation for the study


  • The test material is blood.
  • The patient does not need to be fasting.About 30 minutes before the test, it is advisable to drink a glass of water or bitter(unsweetened) tea.


Procalcitonin is a sensitive test for the early diagnosis of bacterial and mycological( fungal ) infections.
It is recognized as a marker of the systemic inflammatory response, facilitating the diagnosis and monitoring of acute, severe bacterial infections and sepsis.

High concentrations of PCT in the first hours of a developing infection indicate a bacterial etiology of the infection. In sepsis, a PCT concentration above the reference value can be detected as early as 3 hours later.

A sharp drop in concentration is a confirmation of the effectiveness of treatment .

With the help of PCT, it is possible to identify a developing infection even in the latent phase, before any clinical symptoms appear.

Diagnostic significance:

- early diagnosis of bacterial infections

- differential diagnosis of the etiology of the disease, including differentiation of severe bacterial and viral infections

- control of the effectiveness of therapy

- exclusion of infection in patients being prepared for extensive surgery

- diagnosis of neonatal infections

- diagnosis and differentiation of the etiology of acute pancreatitis

- diagnosis of generalized jnfection in children with urinary tract infection

The test is performed by chemiluminescence

using the quantitative test " Liaison BRAHMS PCT ".

Development and preparation of material (applies to contractors only)

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