It is recommended when changes in total calcium levels are detected.
Ionised calcium is the active form of calcium. This test shows how much calcium is used in the body. It is needed for nerve function, blood clotting and muscles. This test is performed when changes in total calcium levels are observed.
Blood concentrations are increased in cases of vitamin D excess, malignant tumours and endocrine disorders.
Blood concentrations are reduced in acute pancreatitis and thyroid surgery.
- It is recommended to be carried out as a prophylactic measure once a year, and periodically as prescribed by your doctor for the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring of treatment.
- The results are influenced by the medications taken and diet (supplements taken).
- The test collection requires a fasting arrival at 12:00.
Ionised calcium (Ca++) – Free calcium, which makes up as much as 50% of the total calcium in the human body. Ionised calcium testing is important for determining the function that calcium plays in the human body and how much is used. A test is performed when abnormalities in total calcium levels are detected.
Ionised calcium is important and necessary for nerve function, blood clotting, muscle contraction and membrane permeability. Increases can be caused by excess vitamin D, malignant tumours and endocrine disorders. Low levels of ionised calcium can be caused by acute pancreatitis and thyroid surgery.
The test is carried out by taking blood from a vein and it is not allowed to come into contact with ambient air, as this can distort the results. It testing helps prevent hypercalcaemia (excess vitamin D, malignant tumours and endocrine disorders) and hypocalcaemia (acute pancreatitis, parathyroid surgery). If the total Ca concentration is elevated, the ionised calcium concentration should be measured, and if it is normal, no hypercalcaemia is present.
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