Calcitonin - Serum

Calcitonin - Serum

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The calcitonin test is primarily used to help diagnose and monitor treatment of Thyroid disease.

This Test Includes

Serum Calcitonin

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Calcitonin - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To help diagnose and monitor C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer; to screen those at risk for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2).

What is this test

Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by parafollicular / C cells of thyroid gland. This assay is useful for the diagnosis and follow up of Medullary carcinoma thyroid, as an adjunct to diagnosis of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type II and Familial Medullary thyroid carcinoma. It is occasionally used in the diagnosis and follow-up of Islet Cell tumors.