This is an important test to help diagnose thyroid problems such as C-cell hyperplasia and MTC.

Venous blood
1 tests included
7 days turnaround



About Calcitonin

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.

What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



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.



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.