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CALTN / CLCTN-MC
CALCITONIN

Test Code CALTN / CLCTN-MC 
Test CALCITONIN 
Methodology Chemiluminescence 
Description Useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma and as an adjunct to diagnosis of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type II.

Not useful for evaluating calcium metabolic diseases. 

Specimen Draw blood in a plain red-top tube or serum separator tube. Spin, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. SERUM MUST BE FROZEN. 
Reference Values Reference Range:

Males: < 18pg/mL
Females: < 12 pg/mL 

Analytic Time 4 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Tuesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82308