Parathyroid Hormone PTH (intraoperative)

Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring utilises the short half-life of the PTH hormone (three to five minutes), to provide the necessary assurance that a focused parathyroidectomy has been adequately performed, i.e. that all hypersecreting glands have been removed before concluding the surgery. Intraoperative PTH measurements have been shown to accurately predict postoperative calcium levels.
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EDTA plasma
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Real-time intraoperative testing
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Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
Result Query: 020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
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Last updated: 26/05/2017