What is calcitonin?
Calcitonin is a hormone produced by the thyroid, a small gland in the front of the neck. The hormone is important for controlling the amount of calcium and phosphate in the blood.
High levels of calcitonin in the blood are indicative of thyroid problems including C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). C-cell hyperplasia is characterised by increased growth of cells in the thyroid and MTC is an inherited disease characterised by tumour growth in the thyroid.
Why take the test?
This test measures calcitonin levels in the blood and can be used to help diagnose thyroid problems such as C-cell hyperplasia and MTC.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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