Parathyroid Hormone Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) - LG5049

Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Electrochemiluminescent immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source required.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fine needle aspirate in saline.
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Samples collected in a green (sodium heparin, no gel) tube or purple (EDTA) tube are also acceptable.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen sources other than those indicated. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by the instrument.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Specimen must be non-viscous and free of particulate matter. Centrifuge to remove cellular material and aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2001491


Reference Range:A reference interval has not been established for body fluid specimens.
Use:Aid in the differentiation of parathyroid tissue from thyroid tissue.

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