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Calcium, Ionised

Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
ICA
Specimen types:
Blood
Heparinised syringe
Container types:
Heparinised SyringeHeparinised Syringe
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Notes:

May be of value when doubt exists about Calcium status in the presence of hypoalbuminaemia and in acid/base disturbances

Syringes must contain low-dose heparin (7 USP units) - those containing 125 USP units of heparin are unsuitable due to binding of ionised Calcium

 

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
1 hours
Reference Interval:

1.13 - 1.32 mmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Specimen must NOT be exposed to air.

Heparinised syringe: MIX well and deliver immediately