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Calcitonin (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SMH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Fasting Sample
A separate container is required for this test.

A marker of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.
Endocrine consultation suggested. A FASTING specimen is preferred. 5 ml serum tube - NOT EDTA. Send immediately to the laboratory ON ICE.

Transport Instructions:On Ice
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge immediately
Aliquot
Freeze Immediately
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice

Must be approved by a Chemical Pathologist.

Method:

Reference Range: 

Reference Ranges : Males <5.33 pmol/L Females <3.36 pmol/L