Potential clinical use of the EDTA-infusion test

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Abstract

The introduction of assays for the intact parathyrin (parathyroid hormone) has dramatically improved the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. However, in some patients with mild or intermittent hypercalcaemia, when plasma concentrations of intact parathyrin may be within the normal reference concentrations, the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism may still be problematic. In these patients, the EDTA-infusion test is of potential value, as it also might be in patients with equivocal operative findings.

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  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Keywords

  • Calcium, Edetic Acid, Humans, Hypercalcemia, Hyperparathyroidism, Infusions, Intravenous, Parathyroid Hormone, Radioimmunoassay, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Review
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-8
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry
Volume31
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jun
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes