What is the Calcitonin test?
This test analyzes the level of calcitonin in your blood. Calcitonin is a hormone made by your thyroid; a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near the throat. Calcitonin helps to control how the body uses calcium. It is also a type of tumor marker.
When is the Calcitonin test recommended?
It is recommended:In case of the following symptoms of thyroid disease: a lump in the front of the neck, swollen lymph nodes, pain in the throat or neck, and trouble swallowing. To diagnose C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer, determine treatment efficacy, and monitor recurrence of thyroid cancer.
What does it measure?
The Calcitonin test is: Analyzes the amount of calcitonin in the blood. The functions of calcitonin in the human body are unknown; what is known is that it is a hormone produced by C-cells in the thyroid. The calcitonin hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland, an endocrine gland (a hormone-secreting gland) located in the area of the throat, against the windpipe. The special cells, called C-cells, present in the thyroid gland secrete calcitonin.Mainly used to screen, diagnose, monitor, and evaluate the response to treatment for medullary thyroid cancer (a highly cancerous, spreading form of thyroid cancer).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Calcitonin test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Calcitonin test in Bangalore is Rs. 3250.
How often should I get the Calcitonin test?
The Calcitonin test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Calcitonin test?
< 10 pg/mL.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Calcitonin test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Calcitonin test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Calcitonin test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Calcitonin test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!