How do healthcare providers diagnose hypoparathyroidism?

To diagnose hypoparathyroidism, a healthcare provider will usually start with a blood test to determine the levels of the following:1,2

  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Creatinine
  • Magnesium

A urine test determines how much calcium the kidneys are releasing.

Citations

    1. MedlinePlus. (2018). Hypoparathyroidism. Retrieved May 24, 2019, from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000385.htm
    2. National Organization for Rare Disorders. (2017). Hypoparathyroidism. Retrieved May 24, 2019, from https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hypoparathyroidism 
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