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Parathyroid Hormone [PTH]

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    The Parathyroid hormone helps to determine the cause of imbalance in levels of calcium, to evaluate the function of the parathyroid gland, to diagnose hypoparathyroidism, to diagnose and differentiate between primary, secondary, and tertiary hyperparathyroidism, during surgery for hyperparathyroidism to confirm if the problem causing gland has been removed. The Parathyroid hormone test is done: • In case of abnormal levels of calcium • To determine the functioning of the parathyroid gland • At the time of surgery for hyperparathyroidism

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The role of PTH in the body is to raise the levels of calcium in the blood when they become low. It does that by three methods that include directly promoting the release of calcium from bones in the blood, directly acting on the kidney so that elimination of calcium in the urine can be reduced, and indirectly stimulating the kidneys to convert inactive form of Vitamin D to active form as the active form of Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium from food in the intestines.
    The symptoms of increased levels of calcium in the blood include nausea, fatigue, pain in the abdomen, and thirst.
    The symptoms of low levels of calcium in the blood include pain in the abdomen, muscle cramps, and tingling of fingers or toes.
    Excess or less of Vitamin D can cause an imbalance in the metabolism of the calcium as Vitamin D regulates the absorption of calcium in the Vitamin D. The PTH is responsible for activation of Vitamin D. If Vitamin D levels are lower, the PTH levels are higher.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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