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.

Alternate Names: Human Calcitonin, Thyrocalcitonin

Note: Result turnaround 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.