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Test ID BLOD1041 Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP), Plasma

Reporting Name

PTH-Related Peptide

Useful For

Diagnostic workup of patients with suspected hypercalcemia of malignancy


Diagnostic workup of patients with hypercalcemia of unknown origin

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: None required

Collection Container/Tube: Ice-cooled, lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.7 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin specimen down in a refrigerated centrifuge or in chilled centrifuge cups.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen 90 days

Reference Values

<2.0 pmol/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Thursday; 2 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PTHRP PTH-Related Peptide 15087-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
81774 PTH-Related Peptide 15087-0

Analytic Time

2 days

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK




Method Name

Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)