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Parathyroid hormone

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • EDTA (purple top)

Dedicated sample required

Add-on requests are not possible for this test


Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours


Investigation of abnormal serum calcium concentration.

Samples will not be analysed if previous analysis performed within 3 months. If there is a specific clinical reason for analysis within this timeframe (such as Cinacalcet therapy), please state this on the request card.

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (pmol/L)
All ages/sexes 1.95 - 7.6

Derived from Siemens Instructions for Use - April 2016

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: PTH - Lab Tests Online

See also: Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate, Vitamin D

Content approved in Clinical Biochemists meeting 05.09.18