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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6378

Test Synonym

  • Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein


  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma


  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 12 days

CPT Codes

  • 82397
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1 mL Plasma, FROZEN from a Lavender Top top or; EDTA plasma with aprotinin (Trasylol)

Additional Information

  • 1 mL Plasma, FROZEN from a Lavender Top top; Collect into chilled or pre-frozen plastic lavender-top (EDTA) tube, noting the time of collection. After venipuncture, immediately mix specimen by inversion several times to ensure complete mixture. Separate plasma from cells by centrifugation. Separate plasma into a plastic vial, and freeze within 15 minutes of collection. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple test on frozen sample, PLEASE SUBMIT SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMENS FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED. Also acceptable Frozen EDTA plasma with aprotinin(Trasylol)

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 4 hours REFRIGERATED: 4 hours FROZEN: 1 month