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Calcium, Total

Test Code:

BC0088

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 5 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Stat: Average 45 mins (30 mins - 1 hr)
Routine: Average 2 hrs (1 - 3 hrs)

Reference Value(s)

< 1st year: 2.13-2.75 mmol/L
1st year - 18th year: 2.30-2.63 mmol/L
> 18th year: 2.10-2.55 mmol/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Critical Value:
Low: <1.6 mmol/L
High: >3.2 mmol/L

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Calcium, Total BC0071
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