What is a Calcium Blood Test?
A calcium test can determine whether your blood contains too much or too little of this essential element. It’s frequently done as part of a routine check-up. Calcium is the primary mineral component of bones. 99% of the body’s calcium is in the bones and teeth, primarily a vast reservoir for maintaining serum calcium levels.
Why get a Calcium Blood Test?
Your body needs calcium to keep its bones and teeth healthy. It is also essential for maintaining proper nerves, heart, and muscles. A calcium test can determine how effectively your body responds to specific therapies for various diseases. It can also be used to track the side effects of medications you’re taking.
If calcium deficiency is very severe or acute there can be muscle spasms or cramping, tingling, or burning sensation around the mouth and fingers, facial spasms and tics, seizures, and tremors. The loss of calcium from bone is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is severe.
✓ Calcium: measures the amount of calcium in your blood.
- Thyroid gland.
- Too much time spent in bed.
- You’re getting too much vitamin D in your diet.
- Kidney transplant.
- Protein levels in your blood are low.
- The parathyroid gland is underactive.
- Phosphorus in excess.
- Kidney failure.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your Calcium test appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for a Calcium test is 1 working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.