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To diagnose and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for medullary thyroid cancer.
There are no fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to fast for 10 to 12 hr before specimen collection. Protocols may vary among facilities. Specimen stability is best maintained if the collection tube is prechilled and then immediately transported to the laboratory in an ice slurry.
Method: Chemiluminescent immunoassay.
|Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Male||Less than 10 pg/mL||Less than 10 ng/L|
|Female||Less than 5 pg/mL||Less than 5 ng/L|
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