5
Apr
2016

Bone Elements Screening

5 Apr 2016

iPTH controls calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood. This test is used to help identify hyperparathyroidism, to find the cause of abnormal calcium levels, or to check the status of chronic kidney disease.

 

iPTH is made by the parathyroid glands, which are four pea-sized glands that lie behind the thyroid gland. If the blood calcium level is too low, the parathyroid glands release more iPTH. This causes the bones to release more calcium into the blood and reduces the amount of calcium released by the kidneys into the urine. Also, vitamin D is converted to a more active form, causing the intestines to absorb more calcium and phosphorus. If the calcium level is too high, the parathyroid glands release less iPTH, and the whole process is reversed.

iPTH levels that are too high or too low can cause problems with the kidneys and bones and cause changes in calcium and vitamin D levels.

Tests for calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood may be done at the same time as a iPTH test.

Bone Elements Screening included (Original Price HK$1,310):

  1. Calcium
  2. Inorganic Phosphorus
  3. Vitamin D
  4. iPTH

Doctor Consultation, Testing, Vaccination & Health Screening

Unit 1106, 11/F, World-Wide House,
19 Des Voeux Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong
Central station Exit B

COUNSELLING SERVICE

Unit 1106, 11/F, World-Wide House,
19 Des Voeux Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong
Central station Exit B

Opening Hours (Consultation, Testing and Vaccination)

Mon to Fri 9:00am-6:00pm  
Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
Sun and Public Holiday Closed

 

OPENING HOURS (HEALTH SCREENING, COUNSELLING AND VACCINATION)

Mon to Fri 9:00am-6:00pm 
Sat 9:00am-1:00pm 
Sun and Public Holiday Closed

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