Container: Serum (Gold top)

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