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Serum Calcium in Pune

Also known as Calcium blood test, S. Calcium, Serum Ca
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  1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not mandatory.

Understanding Serum Calcium in Pune

What is Serum Calcium in Pune?

A Serum Calcium test measures the levels of calcium present in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Pune 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 Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about Serum Calcium in Pune

Q. Are there any risks associated with a Serum Calcium test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting while the needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the signs that indicate you are not getting enough calcium in the body?

Brittle nails, tooth troubles, sleep problems, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, and muscle cramps are some of the signs that you are not getting enough calcium.

Q. Should I take calcium supplements if my test results show low calcium levels?

Always consult your doctor before taking calcium supplements. However, a healthy diet including milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, and almonds can support your daily calcium needs.

Q. What is hypocalcemia and its associated symptoms?

Hypocalcemia is a condition where the blood calcium levels are below the normal range. Symptoms associated with hypocalcemia include weak and brittle hairs, brittle nails, thin and brittle bones that fracture easily, numbness and tingling sensation, muscle spasms and cramps, confusion, memory loss, hallucinations, and seizures.

Q. What is hypercalcemia and its associated symptoms?

Hypercalcemia is a condition where blood calcium levels are higher than the normal range. The symptoms associated with hypercalcemia include headache, weakness, fatigue, excessive urination and thirst, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, irregular heartbeat, weak and brittle bones, muscle cramps, irritability, confusion, and coma, which can be potentially fatal.

Q. What is osteoporosis, and how is it related to calcium deficiency?

Bones are the primary reservoirs of calcium in our body. The body needs a constant level of calcium for the functioning of various parts, such as the heart, muscles, and nerves. When these body parts need calcium, they take it from the calcium stored in the bones. Over time, when the body depletes calcium stores in the bones, it leads to osteoporosis, characterized by fragile bones and an increased risk of falling.

Q. What other tests can be performed if my test results are abnormal?

Other tests that may be performed if your test results are abnormal include an ionized calcium test, urine calcium test, vitamin D test, electrolyte panel test, kidney function test, parathyroid hormone (PTH) test, PTH-related peptide test (PTHrH), and electrocardiography (ECG).

Q. What is the difference between a Serum Calcium test and a Calcium Score test?

A Serum Calcium test is a blood test that analyzes the amount of calcium in your blood, whereas a Calcium Score test is a CT scan that checks how much calcium is in your coronary arteries since this score can indicate if there is plaque accumulation in your arteries, which can narrow or block them.

Q. When can false results appear in a Serum Calcium test?

False results may appear in newborns, showing hypocalcemia. This is usually due to the immature parathyroid gland. False results may also appear after a large volume of blood transfusion. Additionally, some medications can elevate or lower blood calcium levels.

Q. Is a Serum Calcium test available for booking in Pune?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a Serum Calcium test in Pune. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for a Serum Calcium test in Pune?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for a Serum Calcium test in Pune. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule a Serum Calcium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

If you want to schedule a Serum Calcium test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a Serum Calcium test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Pune, a Serum Calcium test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 199.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a Serum Calcium test in Pune?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the reports of a Serum Calcium test in Pune.
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