Parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTH rP)
PTH rP is a fetal peptide closely related to PTH which maintains the fetus hypercalcaemic to the mother. It is occasionally produced by tumours and can be a cause of hypercalcaemia of malignancy.
Unexplained hypercalcaemia, particularly in patients with known carcinomas.
|Sample & container required||Special container required. A special tube is required from the testing laboratory. Please contact Clinical Biochemistry on ext 30348 to arrange.|
|Sample volume||1 mL|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. Patient must have had PTH measured before.