PARATHYROID HORMONE, INTACT

Synonyms: PTH; Parathyroid Hormone
Computer Code: PTHIN
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (red, gold or light green (Li heparin) top tube). Must arrive in lab within 2 hours, otherwise immediately place on ice.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, freeze immediately. Min 0.2 mL serum.
Reference Values: Adults 19-67 years: 12-88 PG/mL
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83970
LCD or NCD: LCD LCD LCD
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII