Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact Blood Test

Item # LC015610

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact Blood Test  - Life Extension

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact Blood Test

Item # LC015610

In addition to the identification of parathyroid disease, the parathyroid hormone (PTH) intact blood test is used to evaluate other disorders that affect calcium balance.

The parathyroid hormone blood test is used in detecting parathyroid disease, detecting and monitoring other diseases of calcium homeostasis and is used for monitoring individuals undergoing renal dialysis.

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is secreted by the parathyroid glands and acts to increase the concentration of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood. PTH acts upon parathyroid hormone receptors in three parts of the body:

  1. Bone — takes calcium out of the bones, making bones less dense.
  2. Kidneys — puts calcium back into the blood from urine.
  3. Intestines — increases calcium absorption from the gut.

Instructions

Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

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Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact Blood Test

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