Lab Test : Phosphorus, Blood

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Alternate:Inorganic Phosphate; Phosphate, Inorganic
Includes:Phosphorus
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:PHOS
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.1 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Rejection:Specimen in transport more than 30 minutes. Hemolyzed samples.
Normal:Females
0 days: 4.2-9.0mg/dL
1 month: 5.0-9.5 mg/dL
4 months: 4.8-8.1 mg/dL
1 year: 4.0-6.8mg/dL
5 years: 3.6-6.5 mg/dL
16 years: 4.0-5.7mg/dL

Males
0 days: 4.2-9.0 mg/dL
1 month: 5.0-9.5 mg/dL
4 months: 4.8-8.1 mg/dL
1 year: 4.0-6.8 mg/dL
5 years: 3.6-6.5 mg/dL
16 years: 4.0-5.7 mg/dL
Uses:Phosphorus is an inorganic element important for bone formation, energy storage and release, urinary acid-base buffering, and carbohydrate metabolism. Calcium/Phosphorus balance; hyper and hypoparathyroidism; some liver diseases.
Limitations:False elevation due to hemolysis
Method:Biochromatric endpoint (molybdate)
 

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