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1 mL serum
Sodium heparin (green-top) tube • Lithium heparin (green-top) tube
Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
Serum and Plasma
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days
Hemolysis • Anticoagulants other than heparin
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Monday-Friday All Shifts Saturday Morning Sunday Morning, Night; Report available: Next Day
|<1 Month||8.4-10.6 mg/dL|
|1-11 Months||8.7-10.5 mg/dL|
|1-3 Years||8.5-10.6 mg/dL|
|4-19 Years||8.9-10.4 mg/dL|
|≥20 Years||8.6-10.2 mg/dL|
Serum calcium is involved in the regulation of neuromuscular and enzyme activity, bone metabolism and blood coagulation. Calcium blood levels are controlled by a complex interaction of parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, calcitonin and adrenal cortical steroids. Calcium measurements are useful in the diagnosis of parathyroid disease, some bone disorders and chronic renal disease. A low level of calcium may result in tetany.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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