Calcitonin


Test Information

Test Name

Calcitonin

Synonyms

MTC Tumour Marker, Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

2 weeks


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Use pre-chilled tube
  • Deliver to lab ASAP; or must be spun, separated and frozen within 1 hour

Processing Information

Registration Code

CAL

Notes

  • Keep on ice; Centrifuge at 4C; Separate & freeze ASAP

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Volume

0.5 mL serum

External Lab Website