Parathyroid Hormone, Intact

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: INTACT PTH
POE DESCRIPTION: INTACT PARATHYROID HORMONE; INTACT PTH
CPT CODE: 83970, 82310
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes: Ca and Intact Parathyroid Hormone
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto a serum separator tube (SST)

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL (red top) only

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Hemolysis, bilirubin, chylous serum, serum from an SST collection tube

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE:

Intact PTH: 8.5-72.5 pg/mL

Calcium:   Newborn to 1 month: 7.3-11.9 mg/dL

               1 month to adult: 8.7-10.7 mg/dL

METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent

CRITICAL VALUES:

Calcium:  <5.0 mg/dL and <13.0 mg/dL

LAST UPDATED:

3-19-12

TEST SYNONYM(S):Intact PTH; PTH-Intact