[Role of whole PTH in parathyroid disorder].

Most commercial intact PTH (iPTH) assays cross-react with PTH7-84 and the proportional levels of PTH7-84 in patients are variable in a much wider range in samples obtained from hyperparathyroid patients. A cyclase activating PTH (CAP) measured by a novel immunoradiometric assay was shown to measure specifically 1-84 PTH. This new assay may be more useful… CONTINUE READING