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Test ID BLOD0160 Calcitonin, Serum

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

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before this test 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 draw immediately place specimen on ice.

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


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

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

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82308

Reporting Name

Calcitonin, S

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

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.

Secondary ID

9160
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
767 Calcitonin