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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Calcium (serum)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5ml
Special requirements for specimen collection
Albumin corrected calcium levels reported on serum samples.
Reference Ranges
2.20 to 2.60 mmol/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Increased in hyperparathyroidism, Vit D excess, myeloma, bone metastases and in PTHRp secreting tumours. Low values are found in association with low albumin and in hypoparathyroidism, Vit D deficiency and hypomagnesaemia.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 02/08/2017