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Calcitonin

Mnemonic:    [CALCITONIN]
Name:    Calcitonin
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Unacceptable Conditions: EDTA plasma. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0070006
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay