Sample type: Serum
Test name: Phosphate
Special precautions & notes: Fasting sample preferred. Value may be decreased with recent food intake and increased by haemolysis or delay in receipt.
Reference range: Adults 0.80 - 1.50 mmol/L, See document below for Reference Ranges in Children (ages 0-18 years).
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