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Clinical Laboratory Test:
serum — calcium

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Description

The clinical test for calcium acquired from a patient's serum is a serum calcium test. This test measures the amount of calcium in the patient's blood. The test is usually done as part of a routine blood test. The sample is obtained by drawing a sample of blood from the patient's arm or hand. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will measure the amount of calcium in the sample and report the results to the doctor.

Synonyms
  • Ca
  • total calcium
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Calcium
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: