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Parathyroid hormone (intact), serum
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Test Name:
Parathyroid hormone (intact), serum
Test Code(s):
PTH
NOTE:  Order calcium if there is no calcium result written on the requisition

Collection Device/Tube Type:
3.5 mL blood - gold top serum separator tube (gel)
Submission Requirements:
2 mL serum

Handling/Storage Comments:
ALBERTA SITES:
•  spin specimen as soon as possible after collection
•  store refrigerated until transport
•  transport on ice packs

If a transport delay of >36 hours from collection to receipt at DynaLIFE Base Laboratory is expected, then:
•  spin and aliquot serum
•  freeze sample
•  transport frozen

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES & NUNAVUT:   Always:
•  spin and aliquot serum
•  freeze sample
•  transport frozen

Frequency of Testing:
Daily
Reference Range:
1.4 - 6.8 pmol/L


Last Reviewed:
07 June 2018

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