Testing for IPTH can be useful for a quick quantitative assessment of parathyroid gland secretory hormone. Parathyroid gland disorders lead to elevated or depressed blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia) brought about by a change in the secretion of PTH. Detection of sub-functioning parathyroid glands (hypoparathyroidism) requires the use of a highly sensitive test in order to be able to measure PTH levels well below normal. Hyperfunctioning of the parathyroid glands results in an increased secretion of PTH (hyperparathyroidism). Primary causes are adenomas of the parathyroid glands. In secondary hyperparathyroidism the blood calcium level is low as a result of other pathological states (e.g. vitamin D deficiency). Today, great significance is attached to the determination of the PTH and calcium concentrations when assessing hyperparathyroidism.
No special preparation is needed for PTH Intact. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing PTH Intact. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||10-65ng/L|