The assay is useful in making the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and a differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia. The assay helps in distinguishing hypercalcemia cause by either primary hyperparathyroidism or malignant disease.
Spin to separate serum and transfer to plastic screw-cap vial.
Freeze immediately and submit to laboratory frozen. Do not
submit glass tubes.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; plasma; intact PTH specimens received room temperature or refrigerated Specimen Stability: Room temperature and Refrigerated: Unacceptable