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Calcitonin, Serum

Components

Name Method Department Units
Calcitonin, Serum Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
Send Out pg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 0.8 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 0.8 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 0.8 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Frozen - 90 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis

Comments

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 Instructions: After draw immediately place specimen on ice and transport to the lab within 30 minutes.

CPT Code

  • 82308