CALCITONIN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Plasma, lipemia, icteric or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 15 days

Reference Range
Males: <18 pg/mL
Females: <12 pg/mL

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeCLCTN
CPT-4 Code (s)
82308
LOINC Codes
1992-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory