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calcitonin stimulation test (pentagastrin test)

Name calcitonin stimulation test (pentagastrin test)
Procedure remarks Execution:
Taking a blood sample to determine the baseline value;
application of 0.5 µg of pentagastrin/kg (Gastrodiagnost) IV;
further blood samples taken after 2 min, 5 min and 10 min;
send in all samples to the laboratory, labelled precisely.
Clinical utility thyroid cancer (C-cell cancer)