pseudohypocalcemia

pseudohypocalcemia

False hypocalcemia; that is, low serum calcium levels that result either from low albumin levels or from the administration of some magnetic resonance imaging agents containing gadolinium.
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Hypoalbuminemia is the most common cause of pseudohypocalcemia (1).
Combined pseudohyperkalemia and pseudohypocalcemia have not been previously reported in the clinical setting.
2-4) On the other hand, pseudohypocalcemia is rare and usually reflects the use of inappropriate collection containers (eg, EDTA, fluoride, oxalate, or citrate Vacutainers).
This model can be used to calculate the minimum length of time after gadodiamide injection that is required to exclude pseudohypocalcemia in these patients when the Roche OCP method is used.
Severe pseudohypocalcemia after gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography.
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