A 24-year-old male asked:
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Phosphorus level is 4.5. The very top of range. Is this okay or should I be concerned?? What could it mean?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Means UR normal?: Hyperphosphatemia (abnormally high serum phosphate levels) can result from increased phosphate intake, decreased phosphate excretion, or a disorder that shifts intracellular phosphate to extracellular space. Likely little cause for concern in your case, unless you're taking IV hyperalimentation.
Answered on Apr 7, 2016
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