Calcium, Serum

Also Known as Serum Ca test, Serum Calcium Test, Sr. CAL.
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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    Calcium, serum test is also known as total calcium or ionized calcium test. This test helps to screen for, diagnose, and monitor a range of medical conditions. The Calcium, serum test is done: • As a part of a routine metabolic panel • In case of symptoms of disorders of kidneys, bones, thyroid, parathyroid, or nerves • In case of symptoms of increased or decreased calcium concentrations • To monitor the levels of ionized calcium • To evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for abnormal calcium levels

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The causes of high levels of blood calcium include hyperparathyroidism, cancer, hyperthyroidism, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, prolonged immobilization, excess vitamin D intake, thiazide diuretics, kidney transplant, and HIV/AIDS.
    The causes of low levels of blood calcium include liver disease, malnutrition, hypoparathyroidism, extreme deficiency of dietary calcium, decreased levels of vitamin D, magnesium deficiency, increased levels of phosphorus, acute inflammation of the pancreas, and renal failure.
    he signs and symptoms of calcium deficiency include extreme fatigue, muscle aches, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, dry and itchy skin, dry, broken, and brittle nails, osteopenia, osteoporosis, dental problems, and depression.
    The complications linked to calcium include seizures, dental problems, depression, various skin conditions, chronic joint and muscle pain, fractures, and disability.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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