Lab Test : Calcium

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Alternate:CA; Total calcium
Includes:Calcium
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:CA
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); red top acceptable
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:None.
Normal:0 days: 9.0-11.0 mg/dL
1 day: 7.0-12.0 mg/dL
2 days: 9.0-11.0 mg/dL
Uses:Diagnosis of endocrine and metabolic disease and hyperparathyroidism, dehydration and nerve impulse transmission.
Limitations:Gross hemolysis falsely elevates results.
Method:Colorimetric bichromatic endpoint
 

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