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Calcitonin (Blood)

Alternate Names
Calcitonin Level
Test Code
CALT
Testing Laboratory
Referred Laboratory
Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum tube (Red Cap w. Yellow Insert)

Container Image
Medicare Rebate

No - please complete Patient Financial Consent Form.pdf

Out of Pocket Costs

Please note: This service is not Medicare rebatable and patients may be charged. Out of Pocket cost - $30.70 

Fee above is an indication only; please contact testing laboratory for up-to date cost. 

Ordering Information

A stimulation test (calcium or pentagastrin) is required when used for diagnostic purposes.

Collection Instructions

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Transport Instructions
Transport on ice
Send to the laboratory as soon as possible
Storage Instructions
Store refrigerated at 4°C
Testing Frequency
Weekly
Min Test Volume
5mL
Add On Test Suitability

Add ons for this test cannot be performed.

Container ID
SI, LHI, SP, LH, LHP
CSR Instructions

Centrifuge, aliquot, and freeze AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Instructions for: Regional Specimen Receptions

  • Forward sample to Heidelberg laboratory frozen in BioFreeze bottle. 

Instructions for: Heidelberg Specimen Reception

  • Place sample in frozen (-20°C) Sendout tub.
Laboratory Instructions
None
External Laboratory
Biochemistry, Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
Accredited Test
Yes