Imperial Collage Healthcare

Calcitonin


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
2 mL


Turnaround Time
10 days


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