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Estimating Ionized Calcium Levels

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Calcium circulates bound to proteins, complexed with anions, or as unbound, ionized calcium. Ionized calcium is the physiologically active form of calcium, and may provide more useful information than total serum calcium when there are acid-base disorders or abnormalities of serum protein.

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