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ionized calcium vs corrected calcium

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Don't think so.: Each lab report should have a reference range of "normal" values. The reference range changes from lab to lab because each lab runs their test differe ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Unbound calcium: Most calcium in the blood is bound to a molecule called albumin, and this calcium fluctuates depending on the level of albumin. The rest is "ionized" ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Ionized calcium: Measurement is more accurate than total calcium because it measures the amount of calcium in the blood that is actually available for cellular metabol ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Calcium level: You have to know the reference normal level of lab which did the test. 10.5 mmol/dl and ionized calcium of 1.34 are just at the border of upper cut of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Total calcium: Calculate the ionized calcium using the formula. Directly measuring the ionized calcium offers no advantages.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Yes: Calcium has a positive electrical charge; many proteins have a negative electrical charge. So, the opposite charges can cause calcium can bind to prot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Many causes, can raise calcium....You really need a doctor to evaluate the possibilities.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Hypocalcemia: You should see your physician. Hypocalcemia has many causes, lab error, Vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, kidney dis ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Who cares: Does not matter check k mg phos.

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