|Description||Calcitonin is produced by parafollicular C-cells of thyroid under calcium control. Calcitonin can also be secreted by small cell carcinoma of the lung, breast carcinoma, renal tubular carcinoma, and carcinoid tumours.|
|Indication||Diagnosis and management of medullary thyroid carcinoma and screening of family members (20% of cases are genetic). Screening for MEN II
|Interpretation||A single raised level is sufficient for diagnosis although some patients may require a provocative test. Serial monitoring is useful for assesing recurrence and prognosis.
|Collection Conditions||Contact laboratory prior to sending sample. Send sample to laboratory IMMEDIATELY.|
|Min. Vol||2 mL|
|Freq.||Referred to external laboratory |
|Ref. Range (Male)||<2|
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes|
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||2 - 3 weeks |
|GP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Kevin Green:email@example.com|
Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 22/11/2018 09:02:41. Published By on 22/11/2017 09:02:41.