Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) in patients with hypercalcemia and nonelevated PTH. When a patient with HHM has an increased PTHrP value, this test is useful to monitor treatment.

Reference Range *

< or = 4.2 pmol/L

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Thursday
Analytic Time

3 - 6 days

Soft Order Code
PTHRP
MiChart Code
PTH-Related Peptide
Synonyms
  • Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide
  • Parathyroid Related Protein
  • PTHrP
  • PTH Related Peptide
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PTHRP (81774)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a chilled lavender top tube. Immediately following collection, centrifuge in a refrigerated centrifuge or chilled centrifuge cups, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze.

Special Handling

Collect in pre-chilled tube and place on ice immediately.

Normal Volume
0.7 mL EDTA plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL EDTA plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
82397
Fee Code
32127
LOINC
15087-0
NY State Approved
No