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Parathormone, PTH, intact PTH, whole molecule PTH.
To assist in the diagnosis of parathyroid disease and disorders of calcium balance. Also used to monitor patients receiving renal dialysis.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Cord blood||Less than 3 pg/mL||Less than 3 ng/L|
|2–20 yr||9–52 pg/mL||9–52 ng/L|
|Adult||10–65 pg/mL||10–65 ng/L|