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Parathyroid Hormone Related Protein

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PTHPRO
Specimen Requirements

Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Services (MCS).

1 x 4 mL dark green top sodium heparin tube. (Other specimen types of plasma or serum are not acceptable.)

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process. 

Note to ordering physician: this test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientifc Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals (403-770-3285) for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling Separate and freeze (or put on ice) within two hours of collection.

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge immediately, pour off and transport on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge immediately, pour off and freeze plasma before transporting to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information
Testing Location In-Common Laboratories
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide, PTHrP, PTH-Related Peptide, PTH Related Protein
Reference Interval