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CALCITONIN

Test Number:
  • 0070006
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • SERUM
Container Type:
  • SST
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • MINIMUM 1 ML, PREFERRED 2 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • Patient preparation: Overnight fasting is preferred. Centrifuge and immediately separate serum specimens from the cells into clean, plastic screw capped vial. Freeze and ship frozen. Place in specimen bag with "Frozen Specimen" label applied and transport frozen.
Transport Temperature:
  • CRITICAL FROZEN
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: Unacceptable
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
  • Frozen: 28 days
Methodology:
  • Immunoassay
CPT Code:
  • 82308
Reject Criteria:
  • Gross hemolysis • Received thawed • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 5 days

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