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Test Code CATN Calcitonin, Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For the 12 hours before specimen collection, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. After collection, immediately place specimen on ice.

2. Refrigerate specimen during centrifugation and immediately transfer serum to a plastic vial.


Secondary ID

800236

Useful For

Aids in the diagnosis and follow-up of medullary thyroid carcinoma

 

Aids in the evaluation of multiple endocrine neoplasia type II and familial medullary thyroid carcinoma

 

This test is not useful for evaluating calcium metabolic diseases.

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name

Calcitonin, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.75 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 90 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours
  Ambient  4 hours

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK

Reference Values

Pediatric

1 month: ≤34 pg/mL

2 months: ≤31 pg/mL

3 months: ≤28 pg/mL

4 months: ≤26 pg/mL

5 months: ≤24 pg/mL

6 months: ≤22 pg/mL

7 months: ≤20 pg/mL

8 months: ≤19.0 pg/mL

9 months: ≤17.0 pg/mL

10 months: ≤16.0 pg/mL

11 months: ≤15.0 pg/mL

12-14 months: ≤14.0 pg/mL

15-17 months: ≤12.0 pg/mL

18-20 months: ≤10.0 pg/mL

21-23 months: ≤9.0 pg/mL

2 years: ≤8.0 pg/mL

3-9 years: ≤7.0 pg/mL

10-15 years: ≤6.0 pg/mL

16 years: ≤5.0 pg/mL

 

Adults

17 years and older:

Males: ≤14.3 pg/mL

Females: ≤7.6 pg/mL

 

For SI unit Reference Values, see https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/order-tests/si-unit-conversion.html

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Florida

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82308

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CATN Calcitonin, S 1992-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CATN Calcitonin, S 1992-7