What is Procalcitonin test?
Procalcitonin test helps to diagnose sepsis and acute bacterial infections at an early stage. It helps to differentiate between bacterial and nonbacterial illness and also helps in antibiotic treatment.
When to get tested?
If you experience signs and symptoms of sepsis or any bacterial infection, then you can take this test. Besides, if your doctor wants to decide whether an antibiotic would be effective or not, and if your doctor wants to detect the usefulness of antibiotic treatment, then you might need to take this test. Procalcitonin test price is very low.
A blood sample is required. You can easily book a Procalcitonin test online.
No special test preparation is needed.
High procalcitonin level indicates a high possibility of sepsis or meningitis. Low level of procalcitonin indicates that you are at a low risk of developing a sesis, the signs and symptoms you had is due to other causes such as a viral infection. It may also mean that, if you are being treated for an infection, your treatment is working. Find a Procalcitonin test near you to get your test done.