Variability in parathyroid hormone assays confounds clinical practice in chronic kidney disease patients

Helen Eddington, Julie E Hudson, Robert L Oliver, William D Fraser, Alastair J Hutchison, Philip A Kalra

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Intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) measurements are used to guide therapy in renal patients, but variability in results can occur depending on the assay used. This study has investigated iPTH assay variation in North West England and paired data with regional audit data to determine clinical relevance of assay variability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-236
JournalAnnals of Clinical Biochemistry
Issue number2
Early online date2 Sep 2013
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • Renal disease
  • clinical studies
  • parathyroid hormone
  • chronic kidney disease
  • PTH assay
  • haemodialysis

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