Specimen: 3 mL (1 mL min.) Whole blood from 1 Green Top (Sodium Heparin) tube OR 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Avoid use of tourniquet and fist clenching during sampling. Overnight fasting is preferred. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 1 hr
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Ionized calcium provides a more physiologically accurate assessment of calcium especially in the presence of high protein concentrations, hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidism.
Specialty: Physician, Rheumatologist, Orthopedician
Disease: Bone & Mineral Metabolism
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.