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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-Calcitonin Antibodies

Test Name

Anti-Calcitonin Antibodies (Thyrocalcitonin)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top (SST)

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected with or without gel separator. Fasting specimen preferred but not mandatory. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Spin and separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or microbially contaminated specimens, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Calcitonin is stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 15 Days and frozen at -20C or colder for 90days. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Male: < 11 ng/L

Female: < 7 ng/L

Test code

CAL

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019