Lab Test : Ionized Calcium

Print this page Bookmark and Share
Alternate:Free Calcium; Unbound Calcium; Filterable Calcium; Ionic Calcium
Includes:Ionized Calcium
Phone:(937) 641-3428
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:30 minutes
Volume:0.5 Ml
Container:yellow microtainer tube
Temperature:Transport to laboratory within 30 minutes of collecting.
Rejection:Wrong tube type.
Normal:1.10 - 1.35 mmol/L
Uses:Evaluation of nonbound calcium, calcium metabolism, physiologically active calcium fraction, primary hyperparathyroidism, ectopic hyperparathyroidism.
Limitations:Squeezing of the puncture site should be avoided as this will cause hemolysis of the sample and contamination with extravascular fluid which is more acidic than blood. The capillary tube must be completely filled with blood and contain no air bubbles. Incompletely filled capillaries will affect the accuracy of the Ca++ and pH measurement. The capillary should then be mixed by gently rolling it between finger and thumb.
Method:Ion selective electrode

Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.

Sign up

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815