Stability of parathyroid hormone ex vivo in haemodialysis patients.

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BACKGROUND The stability of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in blood ex vivo is a significant practical problem for laboratories and clinicians. Several studies have suggested that PTH is more stable in blood collected into a potassium edetate (EDTA) preservative. METHODS To confirm that this was applicable to renal dialysis patients using our assay (Nichols… (More)

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