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Test Code 8027 Calcitonin, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Test ID
CATN

Reporting Name

Calcitonin, S

Useful For

Aids in the diagnosis and follow-up of medullary thyroid carcinoma

 

Aids in the evaluation of multiple endocrine neoplasia type II and familial medullary thyroid carcinoma

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: 12 hours before this blood test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7, which are commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. After draw immediately place specimen on ice.

2. Refrigerate specimen during centrifugation and immediately transfer serum to a plastic vial.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Note:
For non hospital patients, call Barnes Jewish Hospital Laboratory Customer Service at 314-362-1470 for STAT pick-up.

 

Send original tube on wet ice.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 90 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours
  Ambient  4 hours

Reference Values

Pediatric

1 month: ≤34

2 months: ≤31

3 months: ≤28

4 months: ≤26

5 months: ≤24

6 months: ≤22

7 months: ≤20

8 months: ≤19.0

9 months: ≤17.0

10 months: ≤16.0

11 months: ≤15.0

12-14 months: ≤14.0

15-17 months: ≤12.0

18-20 months: ≤10.0

21-23 months: ≤9.0

2 years: ≤8.0

3-9 years: ≤7.0

10-15 years: ≤6.0

16 years: ≤5.0

 

Adults

17 years and older:

Males: ≤14.3

Females: ≤7.6

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82308

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CATN Calcitonin, S 1992-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CATN Calcitonin, S 1992-7

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Additional Information:
For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Processing Instructions:

BJH Chemistry will forward to the performing laboratory. Specimen must be received on wet ice.