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Name calcitonin
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Procedure remarks Freeze the serum immediately.;
haemolysis is disruptive.
Storage and transport deep-frozen transport and storage
Clinical utility tumour marker, medullary thyroid cancer (C-cell cancer), type 2 multiple endocrine neoplasia, ectopic formation with bronchial and pancreatic cancer
Methodology CLIA (chemiluminescence immunoassay)
Reference ranges f: < 5.00 pg/ml
m: < 8.40 pg/ml