Calcium (Serum, Urine)

Department:
Biochemistry

Analytical Range:
0.2 - 25 mmol/L

Time Limit for Add on Tests:
4 days (Serum only)

Target Turnaround time:
2 hours (Serum)
1 working day (Urine)

The main causes of hypercalcaemia are primary hyperparathyroidism, malignant disease, and chronic renal failure. The differential diagnosis of hypercalcaemia depends on the clinical setting. Some patients with recurrent renal calculi have a high urinary calcium output, idiopathic hypercalciuria. Serum calcium must be checked to exclude hypercalcaemia. Further Information from LabTestsOnline

Tube Type:
Blood Test: Serum (Gold Top)

Tube Type:
Urine Test: 24 hr collection (acid or plain)

Availability:
North Devon District Hospital (24/7)

Serum Reference Range:
<4 weeks (non-adjusted)
4 weeks - 1 year (non-adjusted)
1+ year (adjusted)
2 - 2.7 mmol/L
2.2 - 2.7 mmol/L
2.2 - 2.6 mmol/L

Urine Reference Range:
2.5 - 7.5 mmol/24hr

Last updated: March 3, 2021