Ionized Calcium Blood Test

  • Item # LC004804

Ionized Calcium Blood Test

  • Item # LC004804

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body with the bones and teeth housing 99% of all calcium in the body. Best known for its role in maintaining the strength and density of bones, calcium also plays a role in many physiological activities including: blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzyme activity, and cell membrane function. Because these activities are essential to life, calcium is the most closely regulated element in our bodies. In fact, calcium is the only mineral that has its own regulatory system (the parathyroid glands). Parathyroid glands control how much calcium is in our bones, and how much calcium is in our blood.

Instructions

A 6 hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take your medications as prescribed.

Note

Ionized calcium is the form of calcium that is free or unbound to serum protein (mainly albumin). Measurement of ionized calcium provides insight if you have signs of kidney disease, parathyroid disease, and certain conditions that alter your levels of albumin. However, total calcium remains the first line test for evaluation of calcium abnormality.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.

Sale: $102.00

Save $0.00

Be the first to write a review

Write a Review

Ionized Calcium Blood Test

$102.00

Why Life Extension?

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Full one-year, no-hassle returns, money-back guarantee.

Highly Recommended

98% of our customers recommend us to family and friends. Life Extension is proud to be recognized as the #1 Catalog/Internet Brand—3 years running.

Complimentary, Personalized Guidance

Medical doctors, nutritionists & other health professionals are passionate about providing personalized solutions to help you achieve optimal health.

Efficacious Formulas

40 years of research dedicated to bringing you premium, scientifically-validated formulations.

Product Transparency

99% of our products are manufactured in the U.S. Our facility is NSF GMP registered, and a Certificate of Analysis is available for every product we produce.

Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only and reflect solely the views and opinions expressed by the contributors and not those of Life Extension. We do not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Please read the full product reviews disclaimer.

Related Health Information

Foundation Supplement Guide

Answer a few questions to choose the right supplements