Malignancy profile - PTH, ionized calcium, PTHrP
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1 mL serum and 0.5 mL plasma.
Shipping InformationFreeze sample prior to shipment. Must arrive below 60F.
Collection ProtocolBoth serum and plasma are required: 1 mL of a fasting serum for the PTH and ionized calcium. 0.5 mL of EDTA plasma for the PTHrP. Centrifuge samples within the first hour. Fasting is only necessary to avoid lipemia. If the sample is not lipemic, non-fasting is okay. Avoid hemolysis for PTHrP. Hemolysis will give false positives. Do not send whole blood (EDTA tube), separate plasma and then transfer into a plain tube, containing no additives, freeze. Must have serum (or heparinized plasma) for iCa.
Profile also referred to as Malignancy Profile includes: PTH, ionized calcium, parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP). Interpretation of results by veterinary endocrinologist is automatically included. Shipping (test code: xtrnu) and handling (test code: xhand) fees are also applicable on each submission. External test price is subject to change.