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Calcitonin CT is produced by the C-cells of the thyroid and belongs as a test to the markers of thyroid neoplasia.
Cancer markers are produced by normal cells in the body at a level. When "new" cells appear, then their most intense metabolism produces these substances at increased levels. Young cells can be a result of:
Thyroid neoplasms are relatively rare. Indications of thyroid cancer should not be ignored. The most important of them are:
It is recommended to use it in the control:
The index can also be used to monitor lung neoplasms
This test is not included in a check-up - screening
The indicative values for adults (18-65 years old) are: < 5.0 pg/mL
Elevated calcitonin values may be found in non-cancerous diseases
Simple blood collection happens at any time of the day (7.30-19.30)
The result is given on the next day after 6.00 pm. for blood draws until 11.00 am
The private cost of a single test for Calcitonin CT is 18 euros*.
The examination is prescribed at the EOPYY**, with the participation of the examinee as defined in the referral (15%, unless otherwise stated)
*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up
**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions
Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and https://labtestsonline.org
The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor
Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology
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