This test is used to check for autoimmune disorders associated with parathyroid gland which causes the production of parathyroid antibodies and hypoparathyroidism. The parathyroid gland plays a role in maintaining the levels of calcium in the body.
What are autoimmune diseases and parathyroid antibodies?
The immune system protects the body against the harmful disease-causing substances like bacteria, parasites, foreign bodies, cancers or tumor cells, etc. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system of the body considers one or more constituents of the body as harmful and produces antibodies against them; The condition arises when the immune system of the body fails to own cells from harmful substances. This will often lead to the inflammation and damage of the healthy tissues. Parathyroid antibodies are the antibodies are produced under these similar conditions which often lead to the damage of the parathyroid gland and decreased the production of parathyroid hormone. This often causes an imbalance in the maintenance of calcium and vitamin D levels in the body.
Why is this test recommended?
This test is often recommended by the doctor if an individual has diseases or conditions like osteoporosis, increased or decreased levels of calcium in the body, Decreased the level of Vitamin D, frequent kidney stones, irregular heartbeat, etc.
Your doctor may recommend this test if an individual experiences symptoms like swelling and pain in the bones and joints, abdominal pain, discomfort while passing urine, weakness, pain in the throat, discomfort while swallowing, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Parathyroid Antibodies. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Parathyroid Antibodies.
No specific test preparation is necessary for this test.
The test results may be different depending on gender, age, health conditions, and other factors.
Positive test results may indicate the presence of parathyroid antibodies and the individual may have hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid tumors, etc. Appropriate treatments or diagnostic tests will be recommended by your doctor based on your test results.
|MALE||All age groups||The antibodies are not normally present.|
|FEMALE||All age groups||The antibodies are not normally present.|