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Test Name

Calcitonin

CPT Code(s)

82308

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations

Basal concentrations of >100 pg/mL have been found to have 100% positive predictive value for medullary thyroid cancer.  Lower concentrations may be observed in some patients with clinically apparent medullary thyroid cancer.

Reference Range(s)

See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

Calcitonin concentration is increased in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma. Calcitonin concentrations may be used to monitor disease.

Alternative Name(s)

Thyrocalcitonin

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