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Parathyroid Antibodies

Parathyroid Antibody testing is performed by a referral laboratory. This assay is only available to members of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Parathyroid antibodies are associated with autoimmune hypoparathyroidism. Autoimmune hypoparathyroidism can be seen in other autoimmune endocrinopathies such as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1. There is evidence to suggest that autoimmune hypoparathyroidism is due to activating antibodies targeted to the calcium sensing receptor

This assay is performed at a referral laboratory (external users requiring serum Parathyroid antibody levels are advised to contact the referral laboratory directly):

Department of Immunology
PO Box 894
Sheffield S5 7YT

Specimen requirements

Serum 1ml; plasma is NOT acceptable

Cost

Price on application

Laboratory turnaround time

20 days

Laboratory method

Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)

Reference range/units

Negative = Normal

Associated tests

N/A

Shipping and storage

Internal hospital transport/courier.
Ensure delivery Monday to Friday 07:00 - 17:30.

Further information and contact details

For further information, email immunology.office@nhs.net

Last reviewed:25 July 2022