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  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Tube Type

Test ID LAB10698
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
Unspun - 6 hrs
Room Temp - 8 hrs
Refrigerated - 48 hrs
Frozen - 4 weeks
Turnaround Time 2 hours
Reference Range Normal: 12-72 pg/ml; see important Comments

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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 and for specimen collection instructions.
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 jcayless on December 19, 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