How do health care providers diagnose hypoparathyroidism?
A health care provider will order a blood test to determine the levels of the following:
- Parathyroid hormone
- 25-hydroxy vitamin D1
Urine also may be tested to determine how much calcium is being removed (excreted) from the body.1
- Shoback, D. (2008). Hypoparathyroidism. New England Journal of Medicine, 359, 391-403. [top]
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