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Test Code CATN Calcitonin, Serum

Important Note

Order synonym CALCPS

 

Use Sunquest code CALCPS to order

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

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.


UChicago Medicine Medical Laboratories Note:

Offsite Collection Instructions:

 

Place on ice after the draw

Spin and aliquot serum in Mayo tube

Place in the freezer until courier picks up

Send on dry ice to the Main Lab (Lab Service Center, TW005)

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

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

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

CPT Code Information

82308

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Secondary ID

9160