Item Value
Test name Parathormone, Intraoperative
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 15-30 min
In House Availability
Parnassus 0800-2300 Monday-Friday
Mount Zion 0730-1900 Monday-Friday`
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
Normal range
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Collection Instructions Any manipulation of either normal or abnormal parathyroid glands or surrounding tissue may result in a transient rise in hormone levels; therefore at least ten minutes should elapse between gland resection or manipulation and collection of samples for testing.
Sample type EDTA whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667