From Monday 21th Decemeber we will no longer be provide dual reporting of PTH results. HEFT will provide PTH measurements using the Abbott Architect assay only. Please take note of the new method specific reference range for PTH.
Reference Interval (Abbott): 1.6 – 7.2 pmol/L
Note: There will be no change to specimen handling instructions. EDTA plasma is still the recommended sample type.
If you have any queries or comments please contact Craig Webster (Clinical Lead for Blood Sciences) by email or the Duty Biochemist on Bleep 2506.
Note re accreditation status. This PTH assay is currently not on our UKAS accreditation scope.
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.
The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/
Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.
For further test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.
Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act 1998 and associated best practice and guidance.
For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235