Novel applications of the intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay

Melanie L. Richards, Juliane Bingener

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The development of an accurate and rapid method to measure parathyroid hormone (PTH) utilizing a two-site immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA) has expanded its use to point-of-care testing. Measuring parathyroid hormone can be utilized to determine the completeness of parathyroid resection, to regionalize hypersecreting parathyroid glands, to identify parathyroid glands on fine-needle aspiration, and as a predictor of postoperative hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. This review addresses the current utilization of these techniques in patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005


  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Intraoperative parathyroid hormone
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Biochemistry, medical


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