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Protein Bound Calcium and Correction for Abnormal Albumin

Purpose:

To determine how alterations in plasma protein can affect the total calcium level in a patient.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E83.5

Description:

Calcium may be bound to both albumin and globulin. Determinations of serum calcium should be done in conjunction with plasma proteins, as changes in serum proteins can alter the total calcium.

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