PARATHYROID HORMONE, INTACT

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells immediately and send 2.0 mL serum (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed specimens received

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
<6 years:   Not established  
6-9 years:   9-59 pg/mL  
10-13 years:   11-74 pg/mL  
14-17 years:   9-69 pg/mL  
>17 years:   14-64 pg/mL  

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePTH
CPT-4 Code (s)
83970
LOINC Codes
2731-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory