Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), Intact

CPT Code(s):

  • 83970

Preferred Specimen:

2 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

1 mL

Alternate Specimen:

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Special Instructions:

Spin to separate serum and transfer to plastic screw-cap vial. Note: Sodium or lithium heparins are no longer acceptable specimen types

Transport Container:

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature Name:

Refrigerate

Testing Schedule:

Daily

Methodology:

CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Reference Range:

14.0 - 72.0 pg/mL

Reject Criteria:

Gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia, Plasma, Received room temperature, Grossly icteric

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