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Calcium Stimulation Test

Mnemonic:     
Name:    Calcium Stimulation Test
Note:    Used for medualary thyroid carcinoma.
Processing Info:    Procedure is performed in MD office

Lab orders:
Collect a baseline calcitonin level
After infusion is complete draw calcitonin levels at 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 40 minutes and 60 minutes. Start the timing at the beginning of the infustion.