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No detectable (or minimal) PTH-like protein is normal.
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
The examples above show the common measurements for results for these tests. Some laboratories use different measurements or may test different specimens.
Increased levels of PTH-related protein in a patient with high blood calcium levels generally means that cancer is the underlying cause.
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