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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6124

Test Synonym

  • Calcitonin

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum


  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 82308
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 mL serum FROZEN

Additional Information

  • Draw a SST (gel- barrier) or Red Top tube and; Allow blood to clot for 1-4 hours in an ice bath or refrigerator (2 degrees C to 8 degrees C). Spin in chilled centrifuge holders or refrigerated centrifuge. Transfer the serum into a plastic transport tube and freeze. The specimen should be FROZEN immediately and maintained FROZEN until tested. DO NOT ALLOW TO THAW IN TRANSPORT. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested. State on the request form if calcium infusion or pentagastrin injection tests are part of the patient preparation.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: Unstable REFRIGERATED: Unstable FROZEN: 7 days