Parathyroid hormone (PTH), which is produced by the parathyroid glands, is cleared from the blood stream quickly. Within a 10 minutes of removing the hyperactive parathyroid tissue, the PTH levels fall by more than a half.
By testing intact-PTH levels before removing the hyperactive parathyroid glands and again after removal of the abnormal gland the surgeon can determine if sufficient tissue is removed. For a successful operation surgeons look for at least a 50% drop in the PTH levels in order to consider the parathyroidectomie a succes.
The STAT-IO-I-PTH system of Future Diagnostics is an unique aid in monitoring the intact PTH levels during parathyroidectomies. The system is designed to be; mobile, simple and provide test results fast.
It is our solution to contribute to the performance of your hospital and the efficiency for surgeons