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Test Code CATN Calcitonin, Serum

Important Note

Order synonym CALCPS

 

Use Sunquest code CALCPS to order

Reporting Name

Calcitonin, S

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: 12 hours before this blood test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin or vitamin B7, which are 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.


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

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
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.mayomedicallaboratories.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.

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

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Secondary ID

9160