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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name



Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

Contact the Biochemistry for a special collection tube.

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

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

Sample Delivery to Lab

Deliver to the lab immediately.

Test Information



Test Availability

Referred to external laboratory.

Reference Interval


Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

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.

Additional Information

Frozen PTHrP  tube with collection instructions (Rollex Freezer - 3rd drawer) to be sent to ward.

Sample must be separated within 15 minutes.

Referred Out

Electronic Information

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