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Rapid Parathyroid Hormone

Test Name: Rapid Parathyroid Hormone
Alternate Description: Parathyroid Hormone, Intact
LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Chemistry

Fluid Type:

Plasma

Patient Preparation:

Fasting specimen preferred

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Lavender Top

Container (Whole Blood Required):

3 ml whole blood in Lavender Top Tube

Specimen Stability:

Plasma: Stable for 2 days at 15-25 °C, 3 days at 2-8 °C.

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Availability:

24/7

Stat Availability:

Must prearrange with laboratory call 6029 to schedule.

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

Target Turn-around-time is 30min from time of receipt in lab.

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Spin, separate, and give to special chemistry

Reference Value:

Male/Female and all ages the same: 15 - 65 pg/mL