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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 16, 2017 | Archived Issues

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Core Lab Updates Parathyroid Hormone Codes

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has updated its test codes and panels for parathyroid hormone. These do not involve a change in test methodology, but a simple update to naming in order to clarify when certain PTH tests should be ordered, what they include, and what type of tube to draw. The change took effect Monday, June 12.

Order Code CS Link Code Test Name Components/Comments Specimen Requirement Status
IPTH LAB108 Intact PTH This is intended for routine measurement/monitoring of intact parathyroid hormone. One EDTA Tube
(Purple top)
Current
IOPTH LAB7282 Intraoperative PTH This is a STAT test meant to be ordered only during parathyroidectomy procedures. One EDTA Tube
(Purple top)
New
PTHCA LAB813 Intact PTH with calcium This is a test panel that consists of IPTH and total calcium run together from the same sample tube. This panel is intended for routine monitoring of parathyroid hormone and calcium. One PST Tube
(Green top)
Replacing "PTH" test code

If you have questions, please contact Kimia Sobhani, PhD, at kimia.sobhani@cshs.org.