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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Bone Profile, Calcium group, Ca)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: CA

Tube type: SST

Other acceptable tube types
Lithium heparin (pale green)

Special instructions
Uncuffed sample collection preferred.
'Calcium group' request also includes Albumin, Phosphate, Magnesium and ALP.
For other reference ranges, see individual tests.

Reference Range (calcium & adjusted calcium)
0 - 28 days: 2.00 - 2.70
29 days - 15 years: 2.20 - 2.70
16+ years: 2.20 - 2.60


Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
To exclude hypercalcaemia and hypocalcaemia.

Please interpret adjusted calcium concentrations with caution if albumin is <20g/L or >50g/L.

» Investigatoin & Management of Hypercalcaemia


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