Checking PTH without a doctor

Dan Wich looking disgusted at a urine test

By: Dan Wich

Order PTH (parathyroid hormone) blood testing online

In the majority of US states you can order PTH testing online and have the blood drawn at a local blood draw center (see my general overview of the process).

I'd suggest ordering from Walk-In Lab because they have the cheapest price I know of ($38), and I've been happy with their service. You can also compare the other 6 PTH test providers I've found.

Take a look at my state-specific issues page if you're in AZ, MD, NJ, NY or RI.

Understanding the results

Chris Masterjohn, a man roughly 17x smarter than me, has a helpful podcast episode discussing PTH.

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has helpful pages for understanding the test and answering common questions.

If you're interested in self-testing as I am, check out my Facebook or Twitter account where I post interesting self-testing news and get a little too excited about blood test sales.


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Please leave a comment if you see a way to improve this page or if you have any questions. Keep in mind that I know little about the medical side of bloodwork, I just enjoy making sites with lists of things.

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