What is Phosphorus test?
Phosphorus is a major mineral for cellular functions. It is found in the extracellular fluid space in the form of inorganic phosphate. Assessing these levels helps doctors estimate estimation of which gives a clue about body phosphorus stores. It is necessary for various metabolic processes in the body.
Why get the Phosphorus test?
Increased phosphate levels are seen in renal insufficiency, hypoparathyroidism, rhabdomyolysis, neoplasms, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Decreased levels are seen in inadequate dietary intake, deficiency of vitamin D, and hyperparathyroidism.
When to take this test?
AnytimeEvery 6 monthsNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Phosphorus