What is a Parathyroid Scan?

Nuclear Medicine Parathyroid Scan is use to perform and examine the function and health of the parathyroid gland which provides calcium in the body.

Who should get this test?

Doctors may ordered Parathyroid Scan if you have these following indications:

  • Hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid disease)
  • A Benign Parathyroid tumor we call a Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
  • Excessive urination
  • Abdominal pain

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. Nuclear Medicine is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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