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Test Code LAB519 Calcitonin

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

CLCTN

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum frozen

Preferred Transport Temperature

Frozen

Processing

CRITICAL FROZEN.

Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Frozen: 2 weeks

Minimum Testing Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

Males: <18 pg/mL

Females: <12 pg/mL

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performed

Tuesday and Friday

Reported

5 days

CPT Codes

82308

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma specimens.

Lipemia specimens.

Icteric specimens.

Hemolyzed specimens.