Calcitonin, Serum

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Calcitonin tests measure levels of the hormone calcitonin which plays a role in regulating calcium and phosphate in the body. Abnormal levels may indicate thyroid issues or bone disorders. Serum tests measure levels of other hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, in order to diagnose any hormone-related disorders. These results provide insight into a person’s current and future health.

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Description

Calcitonin and Serum tests are blood tests used to measure the levels of hormones in a person’s body. Elevated or decreased levels of these hormones may indicate existing health issues and provide insight into how an individual’s health may develop in the near future. Calcitonin tests measure the levels of calcitonin, a hormone involved in regulating the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body. An elevation of calcitonin may indicate a thyroid issue such as medullary thyroid carcinoma, and a decrease of calcitonin may signify osteoporosis or Paget’s disease of the bone. Serum tests measure the levels of other hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and various growth hormones. These tests can be used to diagnose the cause of infertility, menopause symptoms, sex hormone deficiencies, or other disorders related to hormones. By testing these hormones, physicians can gain a deeper understanding of an individual’s health and their future health risks.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation