Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
PHOSPHATE - (P)
Test Code: P
Clinical Information:
88% of the phosphorous contained in the body is localized in bone in the mineral form hydroxyapatite. The remainder is involved in carbohydrate metabolism or as a constituent of phospholipids, nucleic acids and ATP. Phosphate determination is useful in the diagnosis and management of a variety of disorders including bone, parathyroid and renal disease.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 2.0 mL

Stability 4 days refrigerated, 1 year frozen
Referral:
Serum: 2.0 mL

Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
Requisition:
Reference Values:
Age: Male (mmol/L) Female (mmol/L)
0 - 4 wk: 1.25-2.25 1.40-2.50
5 wk - 12 mo: 1.15-2.15 1.20-2.10
13 mo - 3 y: 1.00-1.95 1.10-1.95
4 - 6 y: 1.05-1.80 1.05-1.80
7 - 9 y: 0.95-1.75 1.00-1.80
10 - 12 y: 1.05-1.85 1.05-1.70
13 - 15 y: 0.95-1.65 0.90-1.55
16 - 18 y: 0.85-1.60 0.80-1.55
≥ 19 y: 0.81-1.45 0.81-1.45
(mmol/L x 3.1 = mg/dL)

 
Availability:
Stat or Routine
Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
See Also:
More Information:
Li Heparin Plasma Separator Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection
Manufacturer: BD (Becton Dickinson)

Catalogue #: 367962