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Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code PTH
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability Routine
Principle The Siemens Centaur assay is a two-site sandwich immunoassay using direct chemiluminometric technology.
Interpretation 1. Serum increased: primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure and vitamin D deficiency.

2. Serum decreased: primary hypoparathyroidism, and tumor hypercalcemia.

3. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is normal in patients who have diseases associated with low total protein, albumin and total calcium but without parathyroid disease. The intact assay supercedes older assays such as C-terminal PTH, C-terminal midmolecule PTH, and N-terminal PTH.
Container type gold top gel tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL
Sample type Blood
Normal range 14 – 72 pg/mL
Stability 4 hours at room temperature; 48 hours at 4°C
Turn around times 4 - 8 hours
References 1. Klee, G.C., Preissner, C.M., Schryver, P.G., et al: Multisite immunochemiluminometric assay for simultaneously measuring whole-molecule and amino-terminal fragments of human parathyrin. Clin. Chem. 38: 628-635, 1992.
CPT coding 83970
Last Updated 6/21/2011 8:47:01 AM
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