PTH Intact

CPT Code

83970

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, < 4 hours; 2-8°C, 2 days; -20°C, 6 months

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a chemical made by the parathyroid glands. These small, almond-shaped glands are located in the neck, near or behind the thyroid gland. PTH controls blood levels of calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D.