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Parathyroid Hormone

Alternate names:
Intact PTH, parathormone
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
PTH
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Preferably fasting as PTH levels are affected by Calcium absorption.

PTH is stable in EDTA whole blood for up to 20 hours at room temperature.

Transport  Whole blood at 15- 25 degrees C.

Minimum Adult Volume:
4 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

1.6 - 6.9 pmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Upon receipt into laboratory, centrifuge ASAP and any further transportation is at 2-8 degrees C.