Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP)
Aid in the evaluation of unexplained hypercalcemia, particularly in suspected hypercalcemia of malignancy.
Wed, Thu, Sat
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
- Patient Preparation
- Protease Inhibitor tube (PPACK; Phe-Pro-Arg-cholormethylketone).
- Specimen Preparation
- Protease Inhibitor tube (ARUP supply #49662), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. A winged collection set must be used. NOT RECOMMENDED: Filling collection tubes directly through a needle/tube-holder assembly increases the risk of chemical reflux back into the vein of the patient. WARNING: Collection tubes are NOT STERILE. Mix Collection tube thoroughly. Separate the plasma from cells within 1 hour of collection by centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 0.5 mL) Do not submit the collection tube for testing.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Frozen. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 3 months
Effective August 20, 2012
See Compliance Statement D: www.aruplab.com/CS
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0093016||Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide|
- Parathyroid Hormone Related Protein (Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP))
- PTH Related Peptide (Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP))
- PTH Related Protein (Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP))