Procalcitonin Test In Pune

Procalcitonin Test In Pune

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Procalcitonin is a peptide produced by the body after contracting bacterial infections or receiving tissue damage. Procalcitonin levels in the blood elevate as a result of bacterial infections and sepsis. A procalcitonin test is used to check procalcitonin levels in the blood and to identify the presence of bacterial sepsis, which is a systemic bacterial infection that excessively spreads throughout the body. People who are at risk of developing sepsis include newborns and infants, the elderly, patients who have undergone surgery, people who use medical devices like catheters, diabetic patients, people with a weak immune system due to conditions like AIDS, and those having an untreated bacterial infection.

Read further to know more about the procalcitonin test in Pune, including its price and cost, side effects, procedure, etc.

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About procalcitonin test

Why is the procalcitonin test done?

A procalcitonin test is used if you are ill and develop signs and symptoms associated with sepsis.

Some of the indications and symptoms of sepsis are as follows:

  • Fever, chills, and shivering
  • Clammy or sweaty skin
  • Extreme discomfort or pain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Urination is less frequent
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rashes
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea with severe cramps
What does the procalcitonin test measure?

The procalcitonin test measures the levels of procalcitonin in the blood. Procalcitonin is produced along with the thyroid hormone calcitonin. It is created by C-cells present in the thyroid gland and is present in low amounts in the blood. It can sometimes also be produced by other body cells as a result of certain bacterial infections. A virus usually does not elevate the procalcitonin levels.

 

Risks/side effects of procalcitonin test

There are usually no side effects or risks associated with a procalcitonin test. However, you might feel some pain for a few days in the area from where the blood will be taken using a needle.

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Why is the procalcitonin test performed?

The procalcitonin test can be used for people who are in an emergency situation or have been admitted in intensive care units (ICUs) with signs and symptoms of sepsis. A procalcitonin test is performed to check the following:

  • Whether the infection is bacterial or not.
  • Whether the current condition can progress to severe sepsis, septic shock, or death.
  • Whether a secondary bacterial infection has developed in patients who have suffered tissue damage due to trauma, surgery, burns, or a viral illness.
  • Whether the course of the treatment being given is effective or not.
How to prepare for the procalcitonin test?

No preparations are required for the procalcitonin test.

How is the procalcitonin test performed?

The procalcitonin test is performed by collecting your blood sample from a vein using an injection. The area from where the blood would be withdrawn would be first cleaned using some alcohol. You can later cover it with a gauze pad. The procalcitonin test can be done either at a hospital, laboratory, or clinic. Home collection services are also available.

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Interpreting the procalcitonin test results
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Interpreting the procalcitonin test results

 

Reference range: 0 to 0.05 micrograms per liter (µg/L)

  • Low risk of sepsis: less than 0.5 µg/L
  • Possible sepsis: between 0.5 µg/L and 2 µg/L
  • Moderate to high risk of sepsis: between 2 µg/L and 10 µg/L
  • Severe sepsis: 10 µg/L or greater

The procalcitonin test can help us to check whether an infection is bacterial or viral. If the symptoms are extreme and the procalcitonin levels are low, a viral infection could be the cause. A proper treatment would be given for the same.

If your procalcitonin test results are within the normal reference range, no medical intervention is required.

Elevated procalcitonin levels can be caused due to a severe systemic bacterial infection. Procalcitonin levels above the normal range indicate a bacterial or fungal infection, trauma, acute pancreatitis, burn injuries, multi-organ failure, etc.

C-reactive protein (CRP), cultures (e.g., blood culture, urine culture), lactate, blood gases, complete blood count (CBC), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses are some of the other tests that can be used with the procalcitonin test.

High levels of procalcitonin signify a high risk of developing sepsis and septic shock.

Moderate increases in the procalcitonin levels can signify a non-infectious disease or an early bacterial infection.

A decrease in procalcitonin levels in someone who’s receiving a treatment for a serious bacterial illness shows the efficacy of the therapy.

Tissue injury from trauma, surgery, severe burns, pancreatitis, heart attacks, organ transplant rejection, advanced urinary tract infection in infants involving the kidneys, and viral illnesses like pneumonia can elevate the procalcitonin levels.

 

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ravi rajravi raj
05:31 18 Jun 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.2
Mritunjay DwivediMritunjay Dwivedi
02:28 02 Jun 23
I am very happy to share that your service and staff are too good . I got my test done before mentioned time and It was very smooth. I am editing my review due to not getting my report on time. It has been 3 days but still I didn't get my report
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03:43 28 May 23
Ms Sujata arrived on time and was very polite and caring throughout the process. Actually there was a mistake on my part where I couldn't attend her calls because I was not well and i feel asleep bcoz of my medicines. I had scheduled an appointment for my mother but Ms Sujata somehow reached my address by asking my neighbours. Such a lovely girl, and also the collection process was really smooth. Would absolutely recommend everyone to check out their services
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07:33 09 May 23
Nice experience on having my regular routine blood check up from Flebo. Their technicians are also well qualified and well mannered to deal with. Kudos!
Anil AroraAnil Arora
14:38 21 Apr 23
Person who collects the sample are very expert in taking blood sample.Very good explanation of all test, a good Gentlemen.Test report/ results were sent in time.Even layman can understand the report before going to doctor for consultation.Always prefer flebo ,excellent service.
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08:34 06 Mar 23
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01:10 06 Mar 23
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02:26 25 Feb 23
Mr Pawan came to collect my sample, the person was so gentle n soft handed that I didn’t when he took my sample… kudos to the team.Amazing
Naman ArnejaNaman Arneja
07:10 23 Feb 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.
Abhishek SinghAbhishek Singh
04:03 02 Feb 23
My experience was really good with flebo. From the booking process till the end reports everything was very smooth .in such a less price service delivery was really good.Good and polite staff .
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05:58 24 Jan 23
Service provided by Flebo was great. My Sample Collection Person ( Mr. Shivam Prajapati ) did the process very smoothly and is of great patience. Have meet many Sample Collection Person but he was the best one. Seriously, next time also i prefer him to come for sample collection. ☺️☺️☺️☺️
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Vaibhav MittalVaibhav Mittal
03:21 21 Dec 22
The Flebo Javed was good at his job & also courteous & patient. The package I got was good too. Now I want to see how fast will I get the report. Will it be as promised on call, within 24 hrs or not. I will edit my review after receiving report.
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08:41 19 Dec 22
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Kunal AtalKunal Atal
04:52 14 Nov 22
This is my first experience with Flebo and it was very nice and I highly impressed with the service.Sample collector boy came on time, very hygiene, took sample very nicely, polite speaking.The best part is company's sample collection kit. Everything is packed in a sealed packet and open in front of us.Call centre was also good and she suggested good to me.I really appropriate their quick response.I recommend it.Good job Flebo
Robin GoyaldzRobin Goyaldz
03:00 08 Nov 22
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02:47 06 Nov 22
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08:10 04 Nov 22
Happy with flebo.in services. There way or representation and consulting to customer was absolutely amazing. It was my first experience with flebo.in. I interact with the flebo Ajay who guide me for suitable test and he was looking well experienced. Polite in behaviour and punctual. he gave me pain less experience while taking sample.Thank you for your service
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03:10 03 Nov 22
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amit Kumaramit Kumar
00:57 27 Oct 22
Very good experience..On timeGood staff
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02:16 22 Oct 22
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Bhawna SinghBhawna Singh
04:18 18 Oct 22
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