Biochemistry Test

serum calcium

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : serum calcium

Indications : Hyperparathyroidism, rickets, osteomalacia, hypervitaminosis, nephrosis, pancreatitis, tetany.

Physiology : Plays a important role in muscle relaxation and contraction. Present in higher amounts in bones along with phosphorous.

Normal Range : 12-20mgs/100ml

Interpretation : Higher levels are seen in hyperparathyrodism and hypervitaminosis and defective kidney function to excrete decreased levels are seen in rickets and osteomalacia.

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