• How should you evaluate elevated calcium in an asymptomatic patient? 

    Sharma, Bikas; Misicko, Nancy E.; Hitchcock, Kristin (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-04)
    Patients with unexplained asymptomatic true hypercalcemia should be screened for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and malignancy using an intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) level by immunoradioassay (SOR: C, expert opinion). ...
  • What is the best workup for hypocalcemia? 

    Bosworth, Michele; Mouw, David R.; Skolnik, Deborah C. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-10)
    Unexplained hypocalcemia can usually be diagnosed by a limited number of serum tests when the cause isn't obvious from the history (recent neck surgery or renal failure): • calcium (corrected for serum albumin); • ...