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The Evolution of PTH and Vitamin D Testing

Sponsored by: DiaSorin
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  • Professor, Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc
    Biography
      Professor Damien Gruson was awarded his degree of Pharmacist and later of Specialist in Laboratory Medicine from the Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. He is the head of the department of Clinical Biochemistry of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc. He is also member of the research unit on Endocrinology Diabetes and Nutrition of the Catholic University of Louvain. Pr. D. Gruson has published numerous articles in several international peer-reviewed journals. Pr. D. Gruson is member of the division on Emerging Technology of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). Pr. D. Gruson is also Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

    Abstract

    Recent studies have shown vitamin D deficiency to be very common in all age groups. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) are important regulators of the bone and mineral homeostasis. 

    This presentation will describe the role of vitamin D and PTH on calcium metabolism and bone health and will also review the metabolism and clinical utility of PTH, 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D and 25 OH Vitamin D.   The discussion will address how the various laboratory assays are used to diagnose and monitor conditions with abnormal calcium levels.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the clinical background of PTH, 1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D and 25 OH Vitamin D
    • Learn the challenges of testing of PTH and Vitamin D 
    • Describe the actions and programs for Standardization of Vitamin D and PTH assays.

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