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Parathyroid antibodies

Category Immunology
Test background

Patients with anti-parathyroid hormone (PTH) antibodies, present with unexplained clinical hypoparathyroidism, but with normal or raised levels of PTH. Parathyroid antibodies are found in around 35% of patients with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. They are also found in around 5% of healthy controls.

Clinical Indications

Suspected autoimmune hypoparathyroidism.

Reference range


Sample & container required Serum (RST rust top)
Sample volume 5-10 mL blood (1 mL serum)
Turnaround time 28 days

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Protein Reference Unit (PRU), Sheffield.