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...

Parathyroid Q & A

Q: Where are the parathyroid glands located? A: There are four of them, and they are located at the back of the thyroid Q: What purpose do the parathyroid glands serve? A: They are responsible for the regulation of calcium in the bloodstream. They control the calcium...
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