intraoperative quick assay of intact parathyroid hormone

intraoperative quick assay of intact parathyroid hormone

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IOQPTH

A laboratory test to check for decrease in parathyroid hormone levels of more than 50% within 10 min of resection of a parathyroid adenoma. The test is used to confirm that a presumptive parathyroid tumor removed surgically is the cause of a patient's hyperparathyroidism.
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