LABOKLIN Service ID: 26
- More than 99% of the body´s calcium is stored in the bones. Further functions are transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contractions and blood clotting.
- Non-parathyroid-related hypercalcaemia often occurs due to tumours (malignant lymphosarcoma, carcinoma) also see Parathormone-rp).
- Hypocalcaemia is often the cause of parturient paresis in cattle and of an increased tendency for seizure disorders in small animals.
serum or heparin plasma 0.5 ml
Calculation: Corrected calcium level (mg/dl) = serum calcium level (mg/dl) – (0.4 x serum protein (mg/dl)) + 3.3