Plain red top or SST tube.
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Offsite: Separate serum from cells within 2 hours by centrifuge and aliquot into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum volume: 0.3mL serum
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, lipemic samples
Offsite: Send frozen serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
If not processed immediately than freeze at ≤ -20°C
2 days refrigerated at 2-8°C
6 months frozen at ≤ -20°C
Chemiluminescent Magnetic Immunoassay (CLIA)
Results same day if samples received Mon & Thurs prior to 6PM; 48-72 hours
PTH Intact;PTHI (Parathyroid Hormone Intact), Calcium;PTHWC
Male = 12-88 pg/mL
Female = 12-88 pg/mL