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Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CALCITONIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CALCTN      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: CALCTN         Geisinger Epic ID: 45914

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum, minimum 0.5 mL
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting is preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Freeze and ship frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Refrigerated or room temperature specimens will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Adult Males 10 pg/mL or less
Adult Females 5 pg/mL or less
*< 6 months: 41 pg/mL or less
*6 months-3 years: 14 pg/mL or less
3-17 years: 6 pg/mL or less
CPT code(s):
82308
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 30742
Clinical significance:
Calcitonin concentration is increased in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma. Calcitonin concentrations may be used to monitor disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup Monday-Saturday p.m. Report available same day.    
Performed stat? No
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