Sample: Serum (Fresh frozen)

Schedule: Daily

Units: pg/mL

Range: Up to 10 pg/mL

Remarks: Calcitonin is produced mainly in the thyroid gland and is useful for the detection and confirmation C-cell hyperplasia the precursor of medullary carcinoma of thyroid as well as a tumor marker for diagnosis and management of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. High Calitonin levels can lead to low calcium and phosphorous levels.


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