Parathyroid antibodies – serum
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5 ml blood in plain tube.
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Assessment of patients with hypocalcaemia or suspected hypoparathyroidism as part of polyendocrine syndrome type 1.
The presence of parathyroid antibodies favours the possibility of autoimmune hypoparathyroidism.
The absence of parathyroid antibodies does not exclude the diagnosis of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism.
Betterle C. Ann Endocrinol 2001; 62(2): 193-201.