Calcitonin

  • Tech Only CPT 88342.TC
  • Tech Pro CPT 88342.TC, 88342.26
  • PowerPath Code CALC
  • Schedule Monday - Friday
  • Turn Around Time Within 1-2 business days of receipt
  • Methodology IHC

Specimen Requirements

Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block or cell block, or 1 unstained charged slide for each test requested plus 3-4 additional unstained slides cut at 4 microns. Adequate space on each slide for control tissue is required.

Diagnostic Utility

Calcitonin is a polypeptide hormone produced by the parafollicular (C-cells) of the thyroid gland. Anti-calcitonin antibody helps to identify C-cells in thyroid, and is useful in the diagnosis of C-cell hyperplasia and medullary carcinoma of thryoid.

Vendor

Cell Marque