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CRP and ESR are easily testable within laboratories worldwide. PCT and IL-6, on the other hand, are more expensive tests to obtain, and laboratory results may take many hours. The incorporation of serum PCT values into diagnostic decision making is a practice much more common in European institutions than in the United States, although the exact reasons for this difference are unknown.

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