Parathyroid antibodies – serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5 ml blood in plain tube.

Method

IF.

Reference Interval

Not detected.

Application

Assessment of patients with hypocalcaemia or suspected hypoparathyroidism as part of polyendocrine syndrome type 1.

Interpretation

The presence of parathyroid antibodies favours the possibility of autoimmune hypoparathyroidism.

The absence of parathyroid antibodies does not exclude the diagnosis of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism.

Reference

Betterle C. Ann Endocrinol 2001; 62(2): 193-201.