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Calcitonin

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CATN
Test group Calcitonin
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is preferred
Container type Red top or Gold Top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze separated serum at -20C. Order Quest # 30742X
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Room temperature sample
Units pg/mL
Normal range
≥ 18 year old males ≤ 10 pg/mL
≥ 18 year old females ≤ 5 pg/mL


Pediatrics (Males and Females):
< 6 months ≤ 41 pg/mL
6 months-3 years ≤ 14 pg/mL
3-17 years ≤ 6 pg/mL
Synonyms CT; thyrocalcitonin
Stability Room temperature unacceptable, refrigerated 1 day, frozen at -20C 28 days.
Turn around times Test set up Tuesday-Saturday. Turnaround time: 5-8 days
Additional information Infant/toddler ranges obtained with the Nichols Institute Diagnostics calcitonin-IMCA (Clinical Chemistry 2004;50:1828-9)
LOINC code 1992-7
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:30 AM
Entry Number 159
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