Diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism
Diagnostic Test list for Hyperparathyroidism:
The list of medical tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism
Tests and diagnosis discussion for Hyperparathyroidism:
Hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed when tests show
that blood levels of calcium as well as parathyroid hormone are too high.
Other diseases can cause high blood calcium levels, but only in
hyperparathyroidism is the elevated calcium the result of too much
parathyroid hormone. A blood test that accurately measures the amount of
parathyroid hormone has simplified the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism.
Once the diagnosis is established, other tests may be done to assess
complications. Because high PTH levels can cause bones to weaken from
calcium loss, a measurement of bone density may be done to assess bone
loss and the risk of fractures. Abdominal radiographs may reveal the
presence of kidney stones and a 24-hour urine collection may provide
information on kidney damage and the risk of stone formation.
(Source: excerpt from Hyperparathyroidism: NIDDK)