calcitonin test

calcitonin test

a blood test used to evaluate patients who have or are suspected of having medullary carcinoma of the thyroid. It is also used to monitor response to therapy, to predict recurrence of the cancer, and to screen those with a family history of the disease.
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The calcitonin test is used to diagnose cancer of the thyroid and as an adjunct for the monitoring of osteoporosis (bone loss) of a patient.

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