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#CA: CALCIUM

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
CALCIUM Colorometric 0 - 10 days: 7.6 - 10.4
11 days - 2 years: 9.0 - 11.0
3 - 12 years: 8.8 - 10.8
13 - 60 years: 8.4 - 10.2
61 - 90 years: 8.8 - 10.2
>= 91 years: 8.2 - 9.6
Critical values: Less than 7.0* or greater than 12.0
*neonate 0-3 days: Less than 6.0
mg/dL

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 Li heparin plasma 0.2 mL Refrigerate Green Top/Gel LiHep  

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Daily
Turn-Around Time Routine 4 hr/ STAT 1hr
CPT Code 82310
Performing Lab GBMC
Test Performed Stat Yes
Clinical Utilities Calcium measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of parathyroid disease, a variety of bone diseases, chronic renal disease, and tetany (intermittent muscular contractions or spasms).