Imperial Collage Healthcare

Parathyroid antibodies


Test Background
Patients with anti-parathyroid hormone (PTH) antibodies, present with unexplained clinical hypoparathyroidism, but with normal or raised levels of PTH.


Clinical Indications
Suspected hyperparathyroidism.


Reference Range

Negative


Sample Required
RST (rust top)


Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)


Turnaround Time
28 days


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit, Sheffield.

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