CALCITONIN STIMULATION BY CALCIUM- PENTAGASTRIN
2 mL (0. 5 mL min.) serum from 1 Red Top (No Additive) tube for each timed specimen. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW. All containers must be clearly marked with time drawn and submitted with 1 test request form. Draw overnight fasting baseline specimen. With patient supine, administer Calcium Gluconate IV 2 mg/ kg body weight over 1 min, followed by Pentagastrin IV bolus 0. 5 ug/kg body weight over 5 sec. Draw additional specimens at 1, 2, 5 and 10 min.
Sample by Wed, Sat 1 pm
Report 2nd day Evening