What is a Serum Calcium test?
Calcium is the mineral found in the body that is responsible for various vital functions, such as maintaining bone strength, muscles, nerve function, and blood clotting. Abnormal calcium levels can lead to several complications in the body, like kidney disease, bone disease, and multiple organ tumours.
When is the Serum Calcium test recommended?
It is recommended:Upon the appearance of the symptoms, indicating excess or shortfall of calcium.To check for diseases causing abnormalities in calcium levels in the blood, like thyroid or parathyroid disorders, heart diseases, kidney diseases, neurological diseases, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and bone and tooth diseases.To check the calcium levels during and after large-volume blood transfusions.To check the progress of the condition and the efficacy of treatment after the kidney transplant, and in certain types of cancer.At regular intervals monitor the treatment efficacy of the calcium supplements or vitamin D supplements.
What does it measure?
The Serum Calcium test measures:The calcium (Ca) test checks the levels of calcium in the blood. Calcium is very essential for body processes, including cell signalling, blood clotting, contraction of muscles, and functioning of nerves.It plays a very crucial role in the formation and maintenance of healthy bones.The deficiency of calcium values in osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones lose their density and become soft and fragile, causing them to fracture very easily.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Serum Calcium test in Delhi?
The cost of the Serum Calcium test in Delhi is Rs. 150.
How often should I get tested for the Serum Calcium test?
The Serum Calcium test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values for the Serum Calcium test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Serum Calcium test?
No, fasting is not required for the Serum Calcium test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Serum Calcium test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Serum Calcium test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Serum Calcium test with Orange Health Labs in Delhi?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Or, our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!