Collection Method


Kit Requirements

1 x Navy K2-EDTA

Turn Around Time

72 hours Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Parathyroid hormone (PTH) works to regulate the levels of calcium in the blood. PTH is synthesized in the four parathyroid glands which are located behind the thyroid. PTH is secreted into the bloodstream when calcium levels drop. PTH then normalises blood calcium levels by either taking calcium from the bones, activating Vitamin D in the kidney to promote calcium absorption from the intestines, or reducing the excretion of calcium into the urine. PTH will then decrease in response to the increasing blood calcium level.

PTH measurement may be relevant to the practitioner in hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels) or hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels). Hyperparathyroidism is a group of conditions that feature an overproduction or PTH by the parathyroid gland. Measurement of PTH can be used in monitoring of health issues that lead to long term imbalances in calcium or to monitor patients who are undergoing treatment for parathyroid tumours.


  • Parathyroid hormone (PTH)

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Abnormal Calcium levels
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Diseases or conditions that affect calcium regulation
    • Monitoring in Primary and Secondary hyperparathyroidism

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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