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.
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.
Fast for 8-12 hours before giving sample
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.