Phosphorus, Serum

Code

4855

Principle

The majority of the body phosphorus (80% to 85%) is present in the bones as hydroxyapatite. The remainder of the phosphate is present as inorganic phosphorus and phosphate esters. Calcium and phosphorus in serum usually exhibit a reciprocal relationship. Increased serum phosphorus may occur in hypervitaminosis D, hypoparathyroidism, and renal failure. Reduced serum phosphorus levels are seen in rickets (Vitamin D deficiency), hyperparathyroidism, and Fanconi’s syndrome.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Phosphomolybdate