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What are tests for hyperparathyroidism and vitamin d deficiency?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depend what kind
The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay.
Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases.

In brief: It depend what kind
The gold standard of diagnosis is the parathyroid immunoassay.
Once an elevated parathyroid hormone has been confirmed, goal of diagnosis is to determine whether the hyperparathyroidism is primary or secondary in origin by obtaining a serum calcium level which is high in primary case, low in secondary cases.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: BLOOD TESTS/SCAN
Blood tests Calcium level Parathyroid hormone level 25 Hydroxy VitD level 24 hour Urine for Calcium Ultrasound of Parathyroid glands If surgery indicated Sestamibi Scan of Prathyroid

In brief: BLOOD TESTS/SCAN
Blood tests Calcium level Parathyroid hormone level 25 Hydroxy VitD level 24 hour Urine for Calcium Ultrasound of Parathyroid glands If surgery indicated Sestamibi Scan of Prathyroid
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Blood test
For hyperparathyroidism: the first tests are calcium level, Albumin and parathyroid level.
If calcium and parathyroid is high, then other tests are necessary (24 hr urine calcium, bone density, parathyroid scan...). For vitamin d deficiency, you can just order a 25-hydroxy-vitamin d level.

In brief: Blood test
For hyperparathyroidism: the first tests are calcium level, Albumin and parathyroid level.
If calcium and parathyroid is high, then other tests are necessary (24 hr urine calcium, bone density, parathyroid scan...). For vitamin d deficiency, you can just order a 25-hydroxy-vitamin d level.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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