|Category||Biochemistry >> Endocrinology|
Calcitonin is the principal tumour marker of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). It is measured in diagnosis and monitoring of MTC and occasionally for diagnosis of other neuroendocrine tumours.
Suspected MTC Monitoring of known MTC Monitoring of known MEN patients
|Sample & container required||Serum (red top) or SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||2ml (minimum 400µl serum)|
Fasting sample recommended.
|Transport storage||Send to lab frozen.|
|Turnaround time||10 days|
Grossly haemolysed samples are unsuitable for this assay.