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Test Background
Calcitonin is the principal tumour marker of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). It is measured in diagnosis and monitoring of MTC and occasionally for diagnosis of other neuroendocrine tumours.

Clinical Indications
Suspected MTC Monitoring of known MTC Monitoring of known MEN patients

Reference Range
Male      <11.8 ng/L
Females <4.8 ng/L

Sample Required
Serum (red top) or SST (gold top)

Sample Collection

Fasting sample recommended.

Rush to laboratory on ice

Sample Volume
2ml (minimum 400µl serum)

Turnaround Time
10 days

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