Testing & Diagnosis for Hyperparathyroidism in Children

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How can doctors tell if my child has hyperparathyroidism?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for hyperparathyroidism may include:

  • bone x-rays - a diagnostic test which uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs onto film.
  • laboratory tests (to measure calcium, parathyroid hormone, vitamin D and phosphorous levels)
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