Sample type: Serum

Test name: Calcium

Special precautions & notes: Calcium adjusted to an albumin of 40g/L will also be reported.  Avoid stasis on venepuncture.    Note-interpretation with low albumin may not be valid.

Reference range: (after adjustment for albumin) : Adults: 2.20 - 2.60 mmol/L, Children up to 4 weeks: 2.00 - 2.70 mmol/L, Children 4 weeks+ to 16 years: 2.20 - 2.70 mmol/L

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours