A blood test to determine levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the blood, leading to a an assessment of the thyroid gland.
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is produced by a cluster of four tiny glands in the neck, directly behind the thyroid glands. Their role is to control phosphorus and calcium levels in the blood.
Levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) that are either too high or too low can cause medical problems for the bones and the kidneys, as well as significant changes in the productions of calcium and vitamin D levels.
This test identifies any over activity in the glands producing parathyroid hormone (PTH), while finding the cause of any abnormal blood calcium levels.
This blood test is designed for people who wish to measure levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) to identify over-activity in the glands next to the thyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism).
Common signs of high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) include weakness, depression, nausea and confusion.
We will send you your Parathyroid Hormone blood and test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Parathyroid Hormone test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.