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Parathyroid Hormone, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Parathyroid Hormone, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
Specimen:     Specimen Required: Collect: Fine needle aspiration in saline. Also acceptable: Non-viscous body fluids. Also acceptable: Specimens collected in green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lavender (EDTA).

Specimen Preparation: Specimen must be non-viscous and free of particulate matter. Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transport 0.5 mL saline needle rinse. (Min: 0.5 mL). Write source on sample label.

Unacceptable Conditions: Breast milk and, salivary fluid. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by the instrument.
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2001491
  Method:    Quant. Electrochemiluminescent IA
Processing Info:    Remarks: Indicate source on test request form.