PTH is a protein hormone (a single polypeptide) secreted by the parathyroid gland which is the most important regulator of body calcium and phosphorus. PTH exerts significant influence in the maintenance of optimum calcium ion concentration.
It raises serum ionized calcium levels through direct action on bone and the kidneys. It inc...
12 -72 pg /ml
When to get Tested
When there are symptoms associated with Increased Calcium (Fatigue, nausea, Abdominal Pain, Thirst)
When there are symptoms of decreased Calcium (Abdominal pain, Muscle cramps, Tingling finger or toes)
The test may be performed in Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) and Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Chronic Renal failure
Mal absorption syndrome
Vitamin D deficiency
Autoimmune destruction of parathyroid gland
Metastatic bone tumour
Milk alkali syndrome
Vitamin D intoxication
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