Calcitonin CALC

Method(s) Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube.
Transport 2 mL serum or plasma, frozen. (Min: 1 mL)
Remarks

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate from cells ASAP and freeze. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Unacceptable Conditions

EDTA plasma, tissue or urine. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010018
CPTCode 82308
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Male 3 years and older: 0.0 - 7.5 pg/mL
Female 3 years and older: 0.0 - 5.1 pg/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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