|Description||Phosphate is the biological form that contains the mineral phosphorus. Most (about 85%) of the body's is found in bones. The rest of it is stored in tissues throughout the body. Phosphate is essential to support high energy reactions involng ADP and AMP. Measured as part of Ca/bone profile.|
|Additional Info||Part of Ca/bone profile.
|Tube||Serum or Heparin|
|Collection Conditions||Use Gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/Yellow top tube for these patients).|
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||0.80 - 1.50 (>16 years)|
|Ref. Range (Female)||0.80 - 1.50 (>16 years)|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| see info below|
|Ref. Range Notes||0 - 4 wks: 1.3 - 2.6, 4wks - 1 yr: 1.3 - 2.4, 1 - 16 yrs: 0.9 - 1.8, >16 yrs: 0.8 - 1.5|
|IP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|Turnround Comment||Minimum retest interval = 36 hours|
Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:50:55. Published By S.BENNETT on 21/06/2016 11:50:55.