Tag Archives: CHF

WHAT IS THE PROCALCITONIN TEST

Procalcitonin (PCT) is the precursor of the hormone calcitonin. Under normal conditions, the PCT formed in thyroid C cells is converted to calcitonin; as a result, no PCT is released into circulation, and the level of procalcitonin in the blood of healthy individuals is low. Therefore, it is generally undetectable in Healthy persons.

PROCALCITONIN& HEART FAILURE

Procalcitonin (PCT) is the precursor of the hormone calcitonin.It is a 116 amino acid protein with a molecular mass of 13 kDa, encoded by the CALC1 gene. Under normal conditions, the PCT formed in thyroid C cells is converted to calcitonin; as a result, no PCT is released into circulation, and a procalcitonin level in […]

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