Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), Intact, Se

Additional Info:
Test includes parathyroid hormone (intact) and total calcium.

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence

Specimen Requirements:
1 lavender-top (EDTA) tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of EDTA plasma) AND 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST after serum has clotted and store refrigerated. Store lavender-top at room temperature after collection. Deliver to MMC laboratory ASAP after collection.

EDTA PLASMA STABILITY WHEN SEPARATED AS FOLLOWS:
Room Temp 2 DAYS, Refrigerated 3 DAYS, Frozen 6 months.
*****EDTA – ACCEPTABLE UNSPUN UP TO 8 HOURS ******

NOTE:

  • Specimens MUST be received by MMC lab on same day of collection.
  • BOTH serum and plasma specimens are required for analysis.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

CPT Information:
82310 – calcium
83970 – parathyroid hormone