ARMEN H. TASHJIAN JR., M.D.; PAUL L. MUNSON, PH.D.
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Of the considerable array of indirect methods developed for assessing the state of parathyroid function, none has fulfilled its promise, a fact that lends added interest to reports that new techniques are at hand for the direct measurement of human parathyroid hormone in tissues, blood, and urine. However, even the most promising of the new methods, which are immunochemical, will require additional refinement before they are ready for widespread use. Nevertheless, it is timely to review the current status of the problem and to point out limitations as well as merits of the new methods.
Although the parathyroid hormone of
TASHJIAN AH, MUNSON PL. Assay of Human Parathyroid Hormone. Ann Intern Med. ;60:523–526. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-3-523
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(3):523-526.
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