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CALCITONIN STIMULATION BY CALCIUM – PENTAGASTRIN

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CALCITONIN STIMULATION BY CALCIUM – PENTAGASTRIN

Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by parafollicular C cells of thyroid gland. This assay is useful for the diagnosis and follow up of Medullary carcinoma thyroid, as an adjunct to diagnosis of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type II and Familial Medullary thyroid carcinoma. It is occasionally used in the diagnosis and followup of Islet Cell tumors

Pre-test Information : Overnight fasting is mandatory

Report Delivery : Same day

CALCITONIN STIMULATION BY CALCIUM – PENTAGASTRIN

Test Code C-19
Test Description **CALCITONIN STIMULATION BY CALCIUM – PENTAGASTRIN
Clinical Category CANCER
Sample 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum for each timed specimen. All containers must be clearly marked with time drawn and submitted with 1 test request form. Draw overnight fasting baseline specimen. With patient supine, administer Calcium Gluconate IV 2 mg/ kg body weight over 1 min, followed by Pentagastrin IV bolus 0.5 ug/kg body weight over 5 sec. Draw additional specimens at 1, 2, 5 and 10 min
Method/Technology Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Storage/Temp
Reporting Time DAILY