Parathyroid hormone

This is an important test that can be used to investigate the cause of abnormal calcium levels.

Venous blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Parathyroid hormone

What is parathyroid hormone?

Parathyroid hormone is a hormone produced by the parathyroid glands in your neck. It regulates the level of calcium and phosphorus in the body; calcium levels can be increased by breaking down bone, absorbing more calcium from food or preventing the loss of calcium in the urine.

Parathyroid hormone levels must be regulated to maintain good health and both too little and too much can cause problems.

Elevated levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism and low levels are associated with hypoparathyroidism.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of parathyroid hormone in the blood and can be used to investigate the cause of abnormal calcium levels and conditions such as primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidism.


What's tested

Thyroid Function

How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.