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Calcium, serum or plasma

Calcium, serum or plasma is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Test/Range/Collection

Calcium, serum or plasma (Ca2+)

8.5–10.5 mg/dL

[2.1–2.6 mmol/L]

Panic: <6.5 or >13.5 mg/dL

SST, PPT (light green)

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Prolonged venous stasis during collection causes false increase in serum calcium.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Calcium, Serum or Plasma." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619090/all/Calcium__serum_or_plasma.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Calcium, serum or plasma. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619090/all/Calcium__serum_or_plasma. Accessed March 24, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Calcium, serum or plasma. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619090/all/Calcium__serum_or_plasma
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Calcium, Serum or Plasma [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 March 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619090/all/Calcium__serum_or_plasma.
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