hormone assay


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hormone assay

A blood test to assess endocrine system status.
See also: assay
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(7) Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay with subsequent reduction in parathyroid hormone levels would have been invaluable in concluding that the parathyroid adenoma had been removed.
Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay: An accurate predictor of symptomatic hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy.Arch Surg 2003; 138(6):632_5, discussion 635-6.
A quick intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay in the surgical management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a study of 206 consecutive cases.
Intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay improves outcomes of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy mainly in patients with a presumed solitary parathyroid adenoma and missing concordance of preoperative imaging.
Is intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay mandatory for the success of targeted parathyroidectomy?
The foremost fundamental requirement for improving the comparability of GH and IGF-I assay methods is to use a single universally accepted standard for each hormone assay. Each GH or IGF-I assay should also specify the analyte being measured, the specificities of the antibodies used, and the assay's susceptibility to binding protein interference.
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy can be 98% successful when a technetium sestamibi scan is used together with ultrasound to localize parathyroid adenomas and a quick parathyroid hormone assay is used during surgery to detect if the proper gland or glands have been removed.
case represents an example of false-positive interference in a competitive assay (due to binding of a putative antithyroxine antibody to the conjugate) and illustrates the differing effects of the interferent in a 1-step vs a 2-step analog-based free hormone assay.
Influence of preanalytical factors on the immulite intact parathyroid hormone assay. Clin Chem 2004;50:974 -5.