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What Is the Normal Range for a PTH Blood Test?

The normal range for a parathyroid hormone (PTH) blood test is 14 to 65 pg/mL. To better understand what defines a normal range for a PTH blood test, let’s examine PTH testing in detail.   Why Is a PTH Test Performed?   A PTH test is used to measure...

Hyperparathyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and hyperthyroidism  sound similar, but there are many differences between these medical conditions. To better understand HPT and hyperthyroidism, let’s examine both conditions in detail.   What Is Hyperparathyroidism?   HPT...

Vitamin D & The Parathyroid

Most of us know that vitamin D and calcium go hand in hand. That is because vitamin D aids in the proper absorption of calcium in our bodies. This is the reason why milk is commonly fortified with vitamin D or else the calcium in the milk would not get absorbed by the...

You Might Have A Parathyroid Problem If…

The parathyroid glands are four of the lesser-known glands in the human body. With symptoms of parathyroid problems often being misdiagnosed, many people living with a parathyroid problem may not even know it! Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Director of the CENTER for...
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