Parathyroid Hormone



Parathormone, PTH, intact PTH, whole molecule PTH.


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: Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay.

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
0–Less than 1 mo7–59 pg/mL7–59 ng/L
1–11 mo8–61 pg/mL8–61 ng/L
12 mo–10 yr11–59 pg/mL11–59 ng/L
11–17 yr15–68 pg/mL15–68 ng/L
Adult15–65 pg/mL15–65 ng/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions


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