Calcium - Urine

Calcium - Urine

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Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. All cells throughout the body use calcium for various functions. Calcium is used by the body to build and repair bones and teeth. It also helps nerves, the heart, and muscles function properly, and blood to clot. Reasons to perform a urine calcium test include: evaluating whether high calcium levels in the urine resulted in the :development of a kidney stone :evaluating whether your dietary intake of calcium is high enough :evaluating how well your intestines are absorbing the calcium :detecting conditions that lead to calcium loss from your bones :evaluating how well your kidney is functioning :looking for problems with the parathyroid gland

This Test Includes

Urine Calcium

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Calcium - Urine

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Calcium urine test is important as it helps in determining whether the formation of kidney stones in an individual’s body was due to high calcium levels, to find out the conditions that lead to calcium loss in your body, to determine how well your kidneys are functioning and also to figure out the problems with parathyroid gland.

What is this test

Calcium - Urine is done to measure the amount of calcium that has passed out of the body through urine. Calcium is one of the most important minerals present in our body. It is needed by all the organs, especially by the bones, to perform their respective functions. Thus, your body suffers if there is a deficiency of calcium.