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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Parathyroid Hormone (Intact PTH)

Test Name

Parathyroid Hormone (Intact PTH)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum or plasma, free from hemolysis, collected with or without gel separator.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Thaw only once.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated at (2-8°C) for 2 days, or frozen at -20°C or colder for up to six months before testing. Thaw only once.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Sample Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, heparinized plasma, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 day

Utilization

Reference Value

1.3 – 9.3 pmol/L

Test Code

PTH

Methodology

Competitive Binding Immunoenzymatic

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: December 18, 2019