Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose and monitor C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer; to screen those at risk for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2).
When to Get Tested?
When a healthcare practitioner suspects that you have or when you are being treated for medullary thyroid cancer, or when a family member has medullary thyroid cancer or MEN 2.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm.
Test Preparation Needed?
Overnight fasting may be required; follow instructions provided by your healthcare practitioner or the laboratory.