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PTH (Parathyroid Hormone)


The protein hormone Parathyroid hormone (PTH), measured as “PTH-Intact Molecule,” is generated by the parathyroid glands in your body. These glands are located in your neck and have an essential function in controlling the calcium levels in your blood. The PTH-Intact Molecule test evaluates the full, operational version of PTH that is present in your blood. Physicians prescribe this test to identify parathyroid issues, especially those impacting the production of PTH in your body. By examining PTH levels, abnormal calcium levels can be studied, possibly due to disorders such as hyperparathyroidism (excessive PTH) or hypoparathyroidism (inadequate PTH). This assists in identifying the root cause of issues such as bone issues, tiredness, and kidney stones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a hormone produced by the parathyroid glands, four small glands located near the thyroid gland in the neck. PTH plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. It helps maintain calcium homeostasis by stimulating the release of calcium from bones, increasing calcium reabsorption in the kidneys, and enhancing the absorption of calcium from the intestines. PTH also acts to decrease phosphorus levels in the blood by promoting its excretion through the kidneys. This hormone is essential for proper bone health, nerve function, and muscle contraction.

The PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) Serum/Plasma Test is done to measure the level of parathyroid hormone in the blood. This hormone helps regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. The test is primarily used to diagnose and monitor conditions related to calcium metabolism, such as hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, kidney disease, and certain bone disorders.

What Does the PTH Serum/Plasma Test Measure?

During the PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) Serum/Plasma Test, a healthcare professional will draw a blood sample from a vein in your arm using a needle. The process is similar to other blood tests and typically takes just a few minutes. You may feel a slight pinch or sting when the needle is inserted, but it's generally well-tolerated. After the sample is collected, it will be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

If the PTH (Parathyroid Hormone) Serum/Plasma results are present at normal levels, it suggests that the parathyroid glands are functioning properly and maintaining calcium and phosphorus balance in the body. However, abnormal levels can indicate various health conditions. Elevated PTH levels may indicate hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, kidney disease, or other disorders affecting calcium metabolism. Conversely, low PTH levels may suggest hypoparathyroidism or other conditions where calcium regulation is impaired. Further evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

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