CALCIUM

CALCIUM

Calcium is a cation that is absorbed into the bloodstream from dietary sources and that functions in bone formation, nerve impulse transmission, contractility of muscles, and blood clotting. Calcium is stored in the bones and circulating calcium is filtered by the kidneys, with most being reabsorbed when serum calcium levels are normal. When serum calcium levels rise above normal, the kidneys reabsorb less calcium, and elevated levels of calcium appear in the urine. Whereas quantitative tests must be performed by a laboratory, the Sulkowitch test is a semiquantitative test suitable for home use. 

 

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About Genomic Medicine UK

Genomic Medicine UK is the home of comprehensive genomic testing in London. Our consultant medical doctors work tirelessly to provide the highest standards of medical laboratory testing for personalised medical treatments, genomic risk assessments for common diseases and genomic risk assessment for cancers at an affordable cost for everybody. We use state-of-the-art modern technologies of next-generation sequencing and DNA chip microarray to provide all of our patients and partner doctors with a reliable, evidence-based, thorough and valuable medical service.

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