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Test Code PTH Parathyroid Whole Molecule (PTH), Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
PTH

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

NOTE: FASTING IS RECOMMENDED

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate plasma.
2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate serum.
2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate; freeze if >48 hrs.

Reference Values

12-88 pg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday