IHC: Calcitonin IHC: Calcitonin

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Paraffin block N/A N/A

Specimen Requirements

Paraffin block or wet tissue

Method

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded

Clinical Utility

Calcitonin is secreted by thyroidal parafollicular cells of neuroectodermal origin, probably inresponse to hypercalcemia. Useful for both C-cell hyperplasia and meduallary thryoid carcinoma.

CPT Codes

88342

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