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Test Code PTHIO Intra-Operative Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Important Note

During Parathyroid surgery a STAT PTHIO (Parathyroid Hormone IntraOperative) may be ordered to determine whether the correct Parathyroid was extracted.

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
PTHIO

 

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

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 >8 hours

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

12-88 pg/mL