Differential Diagnosis of Hypercalcemia: Laboratory Assessment

  • H. Schmidt-Gayk
  • Heike Haerdt
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 137)


The differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia can be very simple in many cases as well as extremely complicated and difficult in others. Initially, the history of the patient is very important as well as a physical examination and X-rays, as described by Ziegler in this volume. The laboratory assessment is based on the routine serum and urine chemistry tests.


Parathyroid Hormone Serum Calcium Primary Hyperparathyroidism Parathyroid Carcinoma Serum Calcium Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schmidt-Gayk
    • 1
  • Heike Haerdt
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory GroupHeidelbergGermany

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