A doctor who suspects hypoparathyroidism will take a medical history and conduct a physical exam.
These findings on blood tests might indicate hypoparathyroidism:
- A low blood-calcium level
- A low parathyroid hormone level
- A high blood-phosphorus level
- A low blood-magnesium level
Your doctor might also order a urine test to determine whether your body is excreting too much calcium.
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