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Parathormone, PTH, intact PTH, whole molecule PTH.

Common Use:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Cord bloodLess than 3 pg/mLLess than 3 ng/L
2–20 yr9–52 pg/mL9–52 ng/L
Adult10–65 pg/mL10–65 ng/L

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