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Test Code CATN Calcitonin, Serum

Additional Codes

MLAB: Y26

Powerchart: Calcitonin Level

Epic: LAB519 Calcitonin

MA Cerner: Calcitonin.

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.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen

(http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)


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

2 months: ≤31

3 months: ≤28

4 months: ≤26

5 months: ≤24

6 months: ≤22

7 months: ≤20

8 months: ≤19.0

9 months: ≤17.0

10 months: ≤16.0

11 months: ≤15.0

12-14 months: ≤14.0

15-17 months: ≤12.0

18-20 months: ≤10.0

21-23 months: ≤9.0

2 years: ≤8.0

3-9 years: ≤7.0

10-15 years: ≤6.0

16 years: ≤5.0

 

Adults

17 years and older:

Males: ≤14.3

Females: ≤7.6

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