Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Parathormone, PTH, intact PTH, whole molecule PTH.

Rationale
To assist in the diagnosis of parathyroid disease and disorders of calcium balance. Also used to monitor patients receiving renal dialysis.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Cord bloodLess than 3 pg/mLLess than 3 ng/L
2–20 yr9–52 pg/mL9–52 ng/L
Adult10–65 pg/mL10–65 ng/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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