Specimen Requirements

Title

PTH-RELATED PEPTIDE

Specimen Requirement

Collect Green Sodium Heparin tube, centrifuge and pour off 0.5 mL plasma into a screw top plastic vial, indicate plasma on transport tube.

Methodology

Immunoassay

Stability

Room Temp: 7 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-5 days, Performed: Tue-Fri

Clinical Use

PTH-Related Protein (PTH-rP) – Differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia; manage patients with solid tumors and hypercalcemia.

Test Code

PTHRP