Calcium is an abundant mineral in the human body. Approximately 98% of the 1000-1200 gram of calcium in the adult are present in the skeleton, primarily as hydroxyl- apatite, which is a crystal lattice composed of calcium, Phosphorous and hydroxide.
In addition to its vital importance in skeletal mineralisation, it also plays a vita...
8.4 – 10.4 mg/dl
When to get Tested
When there are symptoms of high calcium (fatigue, Weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased thirst)
When there are symptoms of low calcium (abdominal cramps, muscle cramps, tingling fingers)
The test may be performed in Delirium, Dementia, thyroid disease, Parathyroid disorder, multiple endocrine neoplasia, renal failure, renal cell carcinoma and Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Metastatic bone tumor
Vitamin D intoxication
lmmobilisation eg: Bed Rest
Vitamin D deficiency
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