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CALCITONIN

Mnemonic

CALCI

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL (2.5 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

EDTA plasma, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

1-2 days

Method

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70006)

Reference Values

Reference Values

MALE 3 years and older:         0.0-7.5 pg/mL
FEMALE 3 years and older:    0.0-5.1 pg/mL

CPT Codes

82308

Last Updated: Friday, March 24, 2017 03:27:31 PM


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