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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Calcitonin


Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

Common AbbreviationsCALC
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationUsed in the diagnosis and management of medullary thyroid carcinoma and screening for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum
Minimum Volume1.5mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory on ice ASAP after collection. Samples received after 30 minutes from collection are not suitable for analysis. Fasting sample required.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time10 days
LaboratoryCharing Cross Hospital London W6 8RF 020 331 35353
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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