Phosphorus, Serum

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Overview of Phosphorus, Serum

What is Phosphorus, Serum?

This test is usually ordered as a follow up to an abnormal calcium test, or when you have symptoms of abnormal calcium like fatigue, muscle weakness, bone pain. Sometimes, it can also be ordered when you have symptoms suggestive of gastrointestinal or kidney disorder. If you are taking calcium or phosphorus supplements, this test is ordered at regular intervals to monitor treatment effectiveness.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Phosphorus, Serum is: Blood

Preparation for Phosphorus, Serum

  • Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.

Why Get Tested for Phosphorus, Serum?

  1. It is usually ordered as a follow up to an abnormal calcium test or when symptoms of abnormal calcium like fatigue, bone pains, muscle weakness or cramping are present 
  2. Phosphorus testing may be ordered along with other tests when symptoms suggest kidney or gastrointestinal disorders

What Results of Phosphorus, Serum mean?

Interpretations

  • Low levels of phosphorus (hypophosphatemia) may be associated with hypercalcemia, malnutrition, alcoholism, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypothyroidism, rickets and osteomalacia 
  • High levels of phosphorus (hyperphosphatemia) can be due to kidney failure, liver disease, hypoparathyroidism

Patient Concerns about Phosphorus, Serum

Frequently Asked Questions about Phosphorus, Serum

Q. What are the good dietary sources of phosphorus?
The good dietary sources of phosphorus are meat, dairy products, lentils, beans, peanuts and almonds

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The CLINICAL LABORATORY of Shahbazker’s Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., Colaba is the 5th lab in Mumbai & 21st in India to be granted accreditation by NABL, and the 1st Lab in Mumbai and 2nd in India to be accredited under ISO 15189 (specific for medical Laboratories). NABL is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Its criteria are based on ISO 15189:2007.

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