Laboratory Diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism


    - hypercalcemia;
    - hypophosphatemia  (borderline low);
    - increased PTH level;
    - increased alkaline phosphatase (because bone formation occurs in response to the destruction);
    - increase in chloride-phosphorus ratio (ratio > 33 is c/w hpt)

- Misc Labs:
    - increase in the urinary PO4 concentration;
    - increase in urinary Ca excretion



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 1:12 pm