The parathyroid hormone assay.

  title={The parathyroid hormone assay.},
  author={Steven E Rodgers and John I. Lew},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={17 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the history and application of laboratory assays for the measurement of parathyroid hormone. METHODS Perinent literature documenting the development of the parathyroid hormone assay was reviewed. RESULTS Following its introduction in 1963, the parathyroid hormone assay has evolved into a highly sensitive and specific test. It is now a rapid (less than 20 minutes), relatively inexpensive modality that can be performed without the use of radioactive isotopes. However, the… CONTINUE READING


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