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Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test
Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test
Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test
Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test
Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test

Parathyroid Hormone Blood Test

The parathyroid hormone is secreted by the parathyroid glands and is crucial in regulating blood calcium and phosphorous levels. This test determines the levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), in your blood.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

The parathyroid hormone (PTH) is produced by a cluster of four small tiny glands which lie directly behind the thyroid glands. Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium levels in the blood, helping to increase levels when they are too low. If parathyroid hormone levels are too high or too low, this can affect bone and kidney health as well as affecting vitamin D levels.

Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium levels through mobilising calcium into the blood from bone, enhancing the absorption of calcium from the small intestine and controlling the amount of calcium lost in urine. This test identifies any over activity in the glands producing parathyroid hormone (PTH), while finding the cause of any abnormal blood calcium levels.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You want to measure your level of parathyroid hormone
  • You want to see if your parathyroid gland is to blame for abnormal blood calcium levels

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.