Refining calcium test for the diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer: cutoffs, procedures, and safety.

@article{Mian2014RefiningCT,
  title={Refining calcium test for the diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer: cutoffs, procedures, and safety.},
  author={C Opocher G Mian and Michela Perrino and Carla Colombo and Elisabetta Cavedon and Gianmaria Pennelli and Stefano Ferrero and Simone De Leo and Cristiano Sarais and C. Cacciatore and Gloria Irene Manfredi and Uberta Verga and Maurizio Iacobone and Loredana De Pasquale and Maria Rosa Pelizzo and Leonardo Vicentini and Luca Persani and Laura Fugazzola},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={
          1656-64
        }
}
CONTEXT Calcitonin (CT) measurement is crucial to the early diagnosis and the follow-up of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). If the evaluation of stimulated CT levels is required, a provocative test can be performed, being the high-dose Ca test recently reintroduced in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to identify gender-specific thresholds for MTC diagnosis in a large series of patients who underwent the Ca test. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 91 patients (49 females and 42… CONTINUE READING

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