total serum calcium


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total serum calcium

The sum of the soluble and protein-bound calcium in the blood.
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This is similar to that reported by Tsang et al (1975) found that total serum calcium (7.
Improvement in respiratory function was "found to have a linear correlation with preoperative total serum calcium," the investigators wrote.
16] The percentage of hypercalcemia in hyperthyroidism cases increased to 50% when ionized calcium was measured instead of total serum calcium.
Neonatal hypocalcemia is defined as total serum calcium concentration of <7mg/dl or ionized calcium concentration of < 4mg/dl (<1mol/L).
Also, they confirmed a previous finding of a doubling of risk for fatal prostate cancer among men whose level of total serum calcium falls in the highest third of the total serum calcium distribution.

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