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Calcitonin (Thyrocalcitonin) Blood Test


* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.


The calcitonin test is primarily used to help diagnose C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for MTC, and to monitor patients for recurrence of MTC following treatment. It is also used to screen for MTC in family members of patients with MEN 2

An elevated concentration of calcitonin means that excessive amounts are being produced.

Other thyroid tests, such as Free T4, Free T3, and TSH, are usually normal when calcitonin concentrations are elevated.

Recommended For:

Those who have C-cell hyperplasia or medullary thyroid cancer; Those experiencing symptoms such as a lump, swelling or pain at the front of the neck,change in voice, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing or breathing and persistent cough not associated with a cold.

Special Notes:

Fast for 8-12 hours before giving sample

Tests Included:

Calcitonin (Thyrocalcitonin), Serum (30742)
Calcitonin (Thyrocalcitonin), Serum (004895)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

  • Step 1 - Order Your Test

    Create an account, choose your tests, checkout securely, generate your lab order.

  • Step 2 - Generate & Print Out Lab Order

    Our physician network will approve your order within 2-4hrs. Some lab orders can take 24 hours for approval.

  • Step 3 - Visit the Lab

    The test price decides which lab you will visit: Quest or Labcorp. Find a location in your area.

  • Step 4 - Get Your Results

    Results can be provided in as little as 24-48 hrs. For more complex tests, please contact us for turn around times.

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