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Reference range

≤ 4.8 Females

≤ 11.8 Males

Special instructions

This sample MUST be collected on ice, and brought immediately to the Blood Sciences reception. Do not place samples in the pod system. Haemolysed samples are unsuitable for analysis.

Test Usage

Calcitonin is used to help diagnose and monitor C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), and to screen for patients at risk for MTC because of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) or other mutations in the RET oncogene.


Referred test

Turnaround time

10 working days

Cannot be added to an existing request.

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