PARATHYROID HORMONE, INTACT

Mnemonic

PTH

Synonym

Intact PTH, Intraoperative PTH, or PTH, Whole

Guidelines

Please notify the laboratory at least one day prior to IntraOperative PTH.

Due to special handling requirements, PTH cannot be added to samples residing in the laboratory.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Sample type:  EDTA Plasma

Collect: One 4.0 mL or 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

 

 

 

Handling

Centrifuge and separate sample ASAP (within 1 hour of collection).  Separate EDTA plasma from cells into a plastic transfer tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Transport and store samples that will not be tested immediately frozen (-20°C)

Rejection Criteria

Serum Samples or any plasma samples other than EDTA.  Grossly hemolyzed samples

Stability

EDTA Plasma--Ambient (15-25°C): Not Stable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 4 weeks.

Testing Information

Performed

Daily

Method

Immunometric

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

13.4-89.2 pg/mL

CPT Codes

83970

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:27:56 AM