Comparison of parathyroid hormone levels from the intact and whole parathyroid hormone assays after parathyroidectomy for primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

@article{Yamashita2004ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of parathyroid hormone levels from the intact and whole parathyroid hormone assays after parathyroidectomy for primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Hiroyuki Yamashita and Ping Gao and Tom Cantor and Shiro Noguchi and Shinya Uchino and Shin -Ichiro Watanabe and Takahiro Ogawa and Hitoshi Kawamoto and Masafumi Fukagawa},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={149-56}
}
BACKGROUND Most commercial intact parathyroid hormone (intact PTH) assays cross-react with non-(1-84) PTH (likely 7-84 PTH). Using a whole-molecule PTH (whole PTH) assay that specifically measured only 1-84 PTH, we compared the kinetics of whole PTH and intact PTH after parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) and secondary HPT… CONTINUE READING