Parathyroid Ab

Keywords: Parathyroid antibody

Description:This test is no longer performed in Australia
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.