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Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

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Test ID LAB10698
EPIC ORDER
PARATHYROID HORMONE (PTH)
CPT Code(s) 83970 (PTH), 82310(Calcium)
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top tube acceptable
Micro: 1 mL blood
Stability
Unspun - 6 hrs
Romm Temp - 8 hrs
Refrigerated - 48 hrs
Frozen - 4 weeks
Turnaround Time 2 hours
Reference Range Normal: 12-72 pg/ml; see important Comments
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Freeze
Comments Deliver Immediately

PTH Nomogramcan be used in conjunction with total serum calcium for result interpretation.
Intraoperative PTH must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Call the Core Laboratory at (984)974-2361 to schedule.
Please note that Intraoperative PTH testing can only be performed Monday through Friday during the day shift and only when scheduled in advance. 

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 01, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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