Calcium

A calcium blood test measures the amount of calcium in your blood. If there is too much or too little calcium in the blood, it may be a sign of a wide range of medical conditions, such as bone disease, thyroid disease, parathyroid disorders, kidney disease, and other conditions

Pre – Requisites No special requirement
Sample Type Serum
Report Delivery (TAT) 24 hrs
Method Spectrophotometry

Frequently Asked Questions

Symptoms of high calcium levels include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Loss of appetite

Symptoms of low calcium levels include:

  • Dry skin, coarse hair, and nails that easily break
  • Muscle cramps, spasms, or stiffness
  • Tingling in the lips, tongue, fingers, and feet

A calcium test is done:

  • As a part of regular health checkup
  • To check for diseases causing abnormalities in calcium level in blood like thyroid or parathyroid disorders, heart diseases, kidney diseases, neurological diseases, pancreatitis, bone and teeth diseases.
  • To monitor the progress of the condition and the efficacy of treatment after the kidney transplant, and in certain types of cancer.

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