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4581 Calcium

Code and name of test:

4581 Calcium

Calcium is the major mineral component of bones. 99% of the calcium in the body is in the bones and teeth, which are a huge reservoir for maintaining the serum calcium level, and the rest is distributed in the body fluids and soft tissue. Calcium ions play an important role in transmitting nerve impulses, in muscle contraction, in the heart function and in coagulation processes.

Usefulness:

  • A tool in detecting: parathyroid disorders, bone diseases, carcinoma, malnutrition and malabsorption syndrome, vitamin D deficiency and renal diseases

Bibliography:

  • Haematology for Healthcare High Schools Dr. Traian Hossu, Dr. Margareta Parascan, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica Bucharest 1974
  • Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Manual Prof. doc. honoris causa Sabin Ghergariu, PhD, Prof. Alexandru Pop, PhD, Head of Works Chemist Laszlo Kadar, Prof. Marina Spinu, PhD

Specimens:

venous blood samples

Response time:

1 business day, depending on the number of samples

Methodology:

quality test