2-8 C (ice packs)
store at 2-8 C up to 3 weeks, -20C up to 8 months
Plasma (lithium heparin or sodium heparin)
Draw tube or plastic pour off tube
Elevated levels in hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, multiple myeloma, some neoplastic diseases of the bone. Decreased levels in hypothyroidism, hypoalbuminemia, renal insufficiency, and pancreatitis.
Anything else included in test?