CALCIUM

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CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Calcium concentration in serum increases in cases of primary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism, in hyperthyroidism, in conditions with bone involvement (in particular metastatic bone tumours, multiple myeloma, lymphomas, leukemia), excessive calcium intake, excessive vitamin D levels, Paget's disease, acromegaly, sarcoidosis, milk-alkali syndrome, liver or kidney disease, idiopathic hypercalcemia during infancy, drug induced hypercalcemia, dehydration.

Lower calcium levels can be observed in hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, chronic renal failure, liver disease causing decreased albumin production, low serum magnesium, hyperphosphatemia, acute pancreatitis, osteomalacia, prolonged anticonvulsant therapy, inadequate nutrition.

Calcium ions react with the Arsenazo III dye in acidic pH, to form a violet complex.
CHARACTERISTICS

Form: Liquid ready-to-use
Shelf life: 18 months @ 2-8 C
On-Board Stability: 60 days
Sample: Serum non hemolyzed or heparinized plasma, urine
Detection limit: 0.01 mg/dL
Linearity: 0.01-16 mg/dL (0.1-40 mg/dL for urine)


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MEDILYZER
EX-OLYMPUS
GENERAL PURPOSE
SIEMENS ADVIA
Packaging
8x70 Tests
4x100 Tests & 4x500 Tests
R1 4x125 mL
4x300 Tests & 4x600 Tests