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.