Calcitonin

Last Modified: 11/12/2019 10:38:54 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Overnight Fasting preferred
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Frozen Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate specimen immediately
Freeze immediately
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

1 month Frozen

Rejection Criteria: Gross Hemolysis
Reference Range: Pediatric (Male/Female)
*<6 months: 41 pg/mL or less
*6 months to 3 years: 14 pg/mL or less
3 years to 17 years: 6 pg/mL or less

Adult Male: 10 pg/mL or less

Adult Female: 5 pg/mL or less
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: *Infant / Toddler Ranges obtained with the Nichols Institute Diagnostics Calcitonin-ICMA (Clinical Chemistry 2004; 50:1828-9).

This test was performed using the DPC Immulite 2000 Chemiluminescent method. Calcitonin values obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. Calcitonin is not to be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another established product or procedure.
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CALCT
EPIC Test Code: LAB519
Send Out Test Code: 30742
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82308

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