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Calcitonin

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Tumour marker for the diagnosis and follow up of medullary carcinoma of thyroid (MTC).
Indicated in suspected MTC cases, monitoring of known MTC and monitoring of known MEN patients.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Fasting sample preferred.
Prior to sample being taken please collect ice bucket from the laboratory.
After sample taken, place tube into the ice bucket and IMMEDIATELY hand deliver to the laboratory.
Maximum add on time
No add-ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
See the report.
UKAS number
8673
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 10-06-2024