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Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi

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  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi

What is Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi?

The Parathyroid Profile is a comprehensive set of blood tests tailored to assess the functioning of the parathyroid glands, which are vital for maintaining the balance of calcium and phosphorus in the body. Available at an affordable price in Varanasi with Tata 1mg labs, this profile includes testing of key parameters such as parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D levels. Together, these tests provide valuable information for doctors to evaluate and manage disorders related to parathyroid function and mineral metabolism. 

The Parathyroid Profile can be done when individuals exhibit symptoms related to calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D imbalance, such as persistent bone pain, impaired kidney function, long-term digestive problems, pain or discomfort in joints, muscle weakness, etc. Overnight fasting for at least 8-12 hours is needed before undertaking the Parathyroid Profile. However, drinking water before the test is acceptable. PTH is released in a rhythmic pattern, with increased levels during the night; therefore, you may need to take the test at a certain time of day.

What does Parathyroid Profile measure?

Contains 4 tests

The Parathyroid Profile includes a series of blood tests that help evaluate the health and function of parathyroid glands. This profile measures the levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D in the blood. 

PTH helps maintain calcium balance by influencing its absorption from the intestines, release from bones, and reabsorption by the kidneys. This hormone ensures that calcium concentration in the blood remains within a normal range, supporting various essential physiological functions such as bone health, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction. PTH acts on the kidneys, not only promoting the reabsorption of phosphorus from the urine back into the bloodstream but also stimulating calcium release from bones. This dual action indirectly impacts phosphorus levels, as calcium and phosphorus are closely linked to bone metabolism. Moreover, PTH stimulates the production of active vitamin D in the kidneys, enhancing calcium absorption from the intestines. This intricate interplay between PTH and vitamin D is critical for maintaining calcium homeostasis in the body. 

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Serum Calcium

The Serum Calcium test measures the levels of calcium in the body. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body; most of it is present in the bones and teeth, and the remaining portion (around 1%) is found in the blood. It is usually present in two forms in blood in about equal amounts: "bound calcium," which is attached to proteins in the blood, and "free calcium or ionized calcium," which is not attached to any protein. 

The Serum Calcium test cannot be used to check for lack of calcium in your diet or osteoporosis (loss of calcium from bones) as the body can have normal calcium levels even in dietary calcium deficiency. Moreover, the body can normalize mild calcium deficiency by releasing the calcium stored in bones.

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Phosphorus, Serum

The Phosphorus, Serum test is used to evaluate the level of phosphorus in your blood. Phosphorus is an inherent component of all living cells in the system and most, 85 percent, is located in the tissues of bones and teeth, while the remaining 15 percent is part of the blood and other soft tissues. Your body obtains its daily phosphorus requirements through dietary sources and under normal conditions, once the necessary amounts of phosphorus are absorbed by the cells and tissues, the remaining is eliminated via the urine.

Besides consuming a wholesome diet enriched with sufficient amounts of phosphorus, it is also important to ensure ample intake of calcium and vitamin D, to maintain overall health.


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Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy)

The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the levels of vitamin D in the body. It is an essential nutrient that can be synthesized in the body upon healthy exposure to sunlight or absorbed from dietary sources. It majorly exists in two forms: Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is present in plants, such as yeast or mushrooms, and is available as a supplement in fortified foods, and vitamin D3 is found in foods like cheese, green vegetables, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fatty fish.

Both forms of vitamin D (D2 and D3) need to undergo some chemical changes before being available for use in the body. These chemical changes take place in the liver or kidneys. The liver converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH vitamin D). The Vitamin D (25-Hydroxy) test measures the level of this 25-OH vitamin D as it is the primary form of vitamin D that circulates in the blood.

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PTH (Intact Parathyroid Hormone)

A PTH (Intact Parathyroid Hormone) test measures the levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the blood. PTH regulates calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. PTH levels are regulated by a feedback loop with calcium in the blood. Low calcium stimulates PTH release, and high calcium inhibits it. Problems like tumors or damage to the parathyroid glands can disrupt this balance, leading to abnormal PTH levels.

Monitoring of PTH levels is important in managing disorders affecting bone and mineral metabolism, and a PTH (Intact Parathyroid Hormone) test helps assess the function of parathyroid glands and diagnose conditions related to calcium and phosphorus imbalance.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi

Frequently Asked Questions about Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi

Q. Why is the Parathyroid Profile done?

The Parathyroid Profile is done to assess the health and function of the parathyroid glands, examining levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D. This profile helps diagnose and manage disorders affecting mineral balance, bone health, and kidney function, providing insights into conditions like hypoparathyroidism or hyperparathyroidism.

Q. What tests are included in the Parathyroid Profile?

The Parathyroid Profile includes various blood tests including intact parathyroid hormone (PTH)test, phosphorus test, calcium test, and vitamin D test.

Q. Is fasting required before taking the Parathyroid Profile?

Yes, overnight fasting of 8 to 12 hours is needed before undertaking the Parathyroid Profile. However, drinking water is acceptable.

Q. How is the Parathyroid Profile performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Does Tata 1mg Labs offer the Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi near me?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers the Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi near you. The package is easy to book, is pocket-friendly, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the Parathyroid Profile is readily available in Varanasi. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the Parathyroid Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Varanasi?

If you want to schedule the Parathyroid Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Varanasi, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of the Parathyroid Profile at Tata 1mg Labs in Varanasi?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Varanasi. The Parathyroid Profile is available at an affordable price of Rs. 2399.

Q. How can I get my Parathyroid Profile report from Tata 1mg?

The e-report of your Parathyroid Profile can be found on the Tata 1mg app in downloadable PDF form. This allows you to access your test results at convenience and securely share them with your healthcare provider for further consultation and guidance regarding your overall health. You can also opt for a hard copy of the reports at a minimal price.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 104 hours to provide the reports of the Parathyroid Profile in Varanasi.
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