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Reagents, Immunoassay, Tumor Marker, Hormone, Calcitonin

Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (e.g., blood) to determine calcitonin, a hormone normally secreted by the C cells of the thyroid, as a tumor marker. Calcitonin is usually secreted to decrease the calcium release from bone, thus lowering the calcium level in serum. High levels of calcitonin are associated with medullar carcinoma of the thyroid; their level in serum correlates with tumor progress and metastases. Determination of the level of calcitonin is also used for screening of inherited familial medullar carcinoma of the thyroid. High levels of calcitonin are also found in other malignancies (e.g., lung, breast, and renal cancer) and sometimes in nonmalignant diseases (e.g., pancreatitis, pernicious anemia).

Entry Terms : "Calcitonin Determination Reagents"

UMDC code : 19833

   

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Biomol GmbH

Biomol GmbH

HyTest Ltd

HyTest Ltd

Life Technologies Corp

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company with customers in more than 160 countries using its innovative solutions to solve some of today's most difficult scientific challenges.

Ventana Medical Systems Inc

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., was launched in 1987 by a professor and practicing pathologist, Dr. Thomas Grogan. Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, is a world leader and innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide.

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