Procalcitonin Test

What is a Procalcitonin Test? 

The Procalcitonin test is done to assess the levels of procalcitonin in the blood. In normal instances, the body has very low levels. But the body starts producing excessive amounts of procalcitonin in case of a serious bacterial infection. 

High levels of procalcitonin are often an indication of sepsis. 

Sepsis is a condition in which the body’s immune system is triggered at the onset of a bacterial infection.

This condition mostly happens when the bacterial infection has spread in the body leading to a chain reaction that then causes inflammation, discomfort, and blood clots. 

The Procalcitonin test is also known as the PCT or serum procalcitonin. 

What is the Procalcitonin Test Price in Pakistan? 

The procalcitonin test price varies depending upon the lab and city you are choosing to get your test. However, to get a discount on Procalcitonin test prices from the best reliable labs in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, and other major cities, you can book your test from Healthwire.

Book Procalcitonin Test Online with Healthwire 

To make e-health easier for you, Healthwire is providing you with the best platform to book online lab tests. You can easily book Procalcitonin tests from the top reliable laboratories of Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and other major cities at affordable prices. 

To book your test:

  • You can simply click on the lab test online via our web healthwire or Healthwire app 
  • Select the Procalcitonin test or upload the prescription
  • Pay in cash or online (debit/credit card, JazzCash)
  • You can also opt for free home sampling 
  • Our representative will call you for confirmation.
  • You can also call us at 042352500989/ 02137130261 or click on the test for instant booking. You can also avail discount on the Procalcitonin test rate if you book your test via healthwire.

Why is Procalcitonin Conducted?

A procalcitonin test is conducted if your doctor suspects a serious bacterial infection. This test helps determine whether a person is suffering from bacterial or viral infection. This is an important test because antibiotics do not work if a person is suffering from viral infections. A procalcitonin test is important for making treatment decisions and monitoring the efficiency of the ongoing treatment. 

When is a Procalcitonin Test Performed? 

Your doctor might recommend you a procalcitonin test if you are showing the following symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Extreme pain in the joints
  • Erratic heartbeat
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Fever or chills

How to Interpret Procalcitonin Test? 

Procalcitonin Levels 

Interpretation

High Procalcitonin Levels

  • Likely to have sepsis

  • High risk of developing sepsis

  • A serious case of bacterial infection that might lead to sepsis

Moderate to Mildly High Levels of Procalcitonin

  • Earlier stages of systemic bacterial infection

  • Children at an increased risk of kidney infections

  • Severe health complications such as serious burns, tissue damage, and heart attacks slightly

Slightly High Levels of Procalcitonin

  • Risk of UTIs

  • A bacterial infection that is just beginning

 

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Procalcitonin Test

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