Parathyroid Hormone


Test Information

Test Name

Parathyroid Hormone

Synonyms

PTH

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLBOP; Referral


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • No tourniquet preferred

Processing Information

Registration Code

PTH

Notes

  • Separate and freeze within 48 hours of collection

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Process inhouse Biochemistry

- Whakatane

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Rotorua

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

Sample stable up to 8 hours in room temperature/2 days in 4C/ 6 months in freezer. Sample can be accepted up to 48 hours if kept in fridge temperature.

Send Away Transport

Frozen.

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