Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide
Contact the Biochemistry for a special collection tube.
PTHrP must be pre-approved by the Chemical Pathologist and samples collected between 0800 and 1500 for delivery to the laboratory no later than 1600 Mon to Fri
Deliver to the lab immediately.
Referred to external laboratory.
Choosing Clinical Laboratory Tests Wisely Guidelines:
This is an expensive send-away test; it requires special tubes.
The result rarely changes management of malignant hypercalcaemia.
Frozen PTHrP tube with collection instructions (Rollex Freezer - 3rd drawer) to be sent to ward.
Sample must be separated within 15 minutes.