Phosphate (as Phosphorus)


The Phosphorus test calculates the amount of phosphorus in the blood. Phosphorous is a mineral and is present in every cell of he body. This mineral aids in the development of bones and teeth. Phosphorus also helps produce protein and energy, keeping muscles and nerves working optimlly. Low phosphate levels in the blood can potentially stem from poor diet, malabsorption, genetics, liver problems, certain syndromes and even alcoholism.




Phosphate (as Phosphorus)


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  • Fasting Required: NO
  • Preferred Specimen: Serum
  • Reference Range(s):
    <1 Week 4.0-9.0 mg/dL
    1 Week-2 Years 4.0-8.0 mg/dL
    3-12 Years 3.0-6.0 mg/dL
    13-64 Years 2.5-4.5 mg/dL
    >64 Years 2.1-4.3 mg/dL
  • Turnaround Time: 1 Day
  • Test Code: 718