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Is calcium in blood ok at 2.61

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Is calcium in blood ok at 2.61
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
No
This would be extremely low
;What is your lab reference range?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I don't know one said it ok but a different doctor said it was high I am complaining with pain in my legs and I am very tired plus I don't sleep very well
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
You have to find out the lab reference range..it is in different units than we typically use.

Low or high is bad.

However, the regular calcium is not always accurate, you also have to look at your albumin levels.

An ionized calcium would be more accurate.

If it is high, you need a parathormone level drawn to see if you have hyperparathyroidism.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The corrected calcium was 2.52 and the calcium was 2.54 in October 2012
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
same answer.
I need a reference range to comment further
This is always on the lab sheet, or it will show you if it it high or low, with an H or l.

if it is indeed high, your next step is a parathormone level.
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