Serum Calcium in Allahabad
Understanding Serum Calcium in Allahabad
What is Serum Calcium in Allahabad?
A Serum Calcium test measures the levels of calcium present in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Allahabad with Tata 1mg labs. Calcium is a mineral responsible for many vital functions, such as maintaining bone strength, helping the nerves work correctly, cell signaling, muscle contraction, regulating heart rhythms, and blood clotting. Abnormal calcium levels can lead to complications like kidney disease, bone disease, and multiple organ tumors.
Your doctor may suggest a Serum Calcium test if you experience symptoms suggestive of abnormal calcium levels, such as weakness, fatigue, excessive urination and thirst, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, irregular heartbeat, brittle nails, weak and brittle bones, muscle cramps, irritability, or confusion. This test can also monitor the treatment response in patients with known abnormal calcium levels and critically ill patients suffering from cancer or kidney disorders.
What does Serum Calcium measure?
A Serum Calcium test measures the levels of calcium in the body. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body; most of it is present in the bones and teeth, and the remaining portion (around 1%) is found in the blood. It is usually present in two forms in blood in about equal amounts: "bound calcium," which is attached to proteins in the blood, and "free calcium or ionized calcium," which is not attached to any protein.
A Serum Calcium test cannot be used to check for lack of calcium in your diet or osteoporosis (loss of calcium from bones) as the body can have normal calcium levels even in dietary calcium deficiency. Moreover, the body can normalize mild calcium deficiency by releasing the calcium stored in bones.
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Serum Calcium in Allahabad
Frequently Asked Questions about Serum Calcium in Allahabad
Q. Are there any risks associated with a Serum Calcium test?
Q. What are the signs that indicate you are not getting enough calcium in the body?
Q. Should I take calcium supplements if my test results show low calcium levels?
Q. What is hypocalcemia and its associated symptoms?
Q. What is hypercalcemia and its associated symptoms?
Q. What is osteoporosis, and how is it related to calcium deficiency?
Q. What other tests can be performed if my test results are abnormal?
Q. What is the difference between a Serum Calcium test and a Calcium Score test?
Q. When can false results appear in a Serum Calcium test?
Q. Is a Serum Calcium test available for booking in Allahabad?
Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for a Serum Calcium test in Allahabad?
Q. How can I schedule a Serum Calcium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Allahabad?
Q. What is the price of a Serum Calcium test in Allahabad?
Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a Serum Calcium test in Allahabad?
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