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  • A hormone produced and secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland.
  • An action of calcitonin is to inhibit bone reabsorption, inhibit calcium absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, increase calcium and phosphate excretion from the kidneys.

  • Serum
  • Plasma

  • Serum
    1. Adult

      • Male: < 40 pg/ml
      • Female: < 25 pg/ml

    2. Infant

      • Cord blood: 30-240 pg/ml
      • 7 days old: 77-293 pg/ml
  • Plasma
    1. Male: 19 pg/ml
    2. Female: 14 pg/ml

  • To diagnose medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland

  • Carcinoma of the thyroid
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Ectopic secretion by malignant tumors
  • Endocrine tumors of the pancreas
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Subacute Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia
  • Pregnancy

  • Noncompliance with fasting requirement


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