Fasting Required: Yes 10 – 12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5 – 7 business days

Methodology: Immunoassay

Description: Calcitonin is a hormone that is produced in the parafollicular cells (commonly known as C-cells) of the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is involved in helping to regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood, opposing the action of parathyroid hormone.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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