Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 days

MiChart Code
Calcitonin, Serum
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Calcitonin, Serum

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Diagnosis and follow up of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC); adjunct to diagnosis of multiple endocrine neoplasia type II (MENII) and familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC); occasionally useful in the diagnosis and follow up of islet cell tumors.

Reference Range

Males: <18 pg/mL; Females: <12 pg/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and freeze within 1 hour of collection. Refrigerated samples are not acceptable.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.