||PTHRP / PTHRP-M
||PARATHYROID HORMONE-RELATED PEPTIDE (PTHrP), PLASMA
||Immunochemiluminometric Assay (ICMA)
||Useful for the diagnosis of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) in patients with hypercalcemia and non-elevated PTH. When a patient with HHM has an increased PTHrP value, the test is used to monitor treatment.
||Draw blood in an ice-cooled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) from a fasting patient. Spin down in a refrigerated centrifuge, and send 0.7mL (minimum 0.25 ml) of EDTA plasma frozen in a plastic vial.
||< 2.0 pmol/L
|Day(s) Test Set Up
||Monday through Thursday