A phosphate test measures the amount of phosphate in a blood sample. Phosphate is a charged particle (ion) that contains the mineral phosphorus. The body needs phosphorus to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract. Most (about 85%) of the phosphorus contained in phosphate is found in bones. The rest of it is stored in tissues throughout the body. The kidneys help control the amount of phosphate in the blood. Extra phosphate is filtered by the kidneys and passes out of the body in the urine. A high level of phosphate in the blood is usually caused by a kidney problem.
This Test Includes
Phosphorus - Serum
Total parameters available: 1
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
A phosphorus test ascertains the amount of phosphorous present in the blood and helps diagnose conditions known to cause abnormally high or low levels.
What is this test
A phosphorus blood test is ordered to analyze phosphorus levels in the blood. Phosphorus is the most abundant mineral found in the body and obtained mostly from food like milk, grains, and protein-rich foods. Phosphorus in the body is available in bones and teeth, and also exists in cells and tissues throughout the body.
Phosphorus is an important element and helps: