Understand Your Test

Calcium

Formal Name

 

Calcium

 

Why Get Tested?

To screen for, diagnose, and monitor a range of conditions.

When To Get Tested?

As part of a routine metabolic panel; when you have symptoms of a disorder, or known presence of one, affecting your kidneys, bones, thyroid, parathyroid, or nerves or when symptoms of significantly increased or decreased calcium concentrations are present; when someone is critically ill, to monitor ionized calcium levels; when someone has certain types cancer; when someone is being treated for abnormal calcium levels, to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.