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ID:159 Phosphate
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DescriptionPhosphate 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 InfoPart of Ca/bone profile.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeSerum or Heparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsUse 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. Vol1 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 Notes0 - 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 TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentMinimum 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.