Phosphorus Blood Test

Collection from Noida & Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

Purpose of Test

Our blood contains phosphate ions which help to maintain and regulate many metabolic activities in our body. This test is used to know the level of that phosphate in the blood. As a number of things about the metabolic activities can be known through phosphate concentration in blood this is an important test.
The phosphate level in the blood is said to be normal if it ranges from 2.4 to 4.1mg/dL. However, there may be a slight difference in this value amongst different laboratories.
Reasons Behind Abnormal Results

If the phosphate concentration is other than the normal value then the results are said to be abnormal. It may be high or low then the desire value. This deviation from required value may cause the following problems:-

  • A Higher level indicates kidney or liver failure, or presence of too much of Vitamin D in blood.
  • The Lower level may be due to alcoholism or poor diet.

How Test Performed

This test is performed simply by taking the patient’s blood sample and then examining and testing that sample in the laboratory. There are few things that may alter the result and that’s why the patient may be asked to fast or ignore few medications few hours before the test for getting accurate results.

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