total serum calcium


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total serum calcium

The sum of the soluble and protein-bound calcium in the blood.
See also: calcium
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Laboratories report total serum calcium concentrations and the normal range is 8.5-10.5 mg/dL (2.12 to 2.62 mmol/L).
Caption: Figure 1: ROC (receiver-operating characteristic) curves of the total serum calcium (TC) and albumin-corrected calcium (ACC) for predicting severe AP.
Hypercalcemia was defined as mild, moderate, or severe according to corrected total serum calcium levels.
Caption: Figure 1: Relation of total serum calcium versus percentage of discordance
The PHP includes a total serum calcium concentration greater than 10.1 mg/dL during the second trimester or greater than 8.8 mg/dL during the third trimester (13), hyperemesis that continues well beyond the first trimester, nephrolithiasis, and pancreatitis.
The total serum calcium < 8 mg/dl may be associated with tetany (12).
[Modifications in intact parathyroid hormone, total serum calcium, and ionized calcium levels in the surgery of primary hyperparathyroidism for single adenoma] Diaz-Aguirregoitia FJ, De la Quintana A, Rodeno Esteban I,@@
Improvement in respiratory function was "found to have a linear correlation with preoperative total serum calcium," the investigators wrote.
1) free or ionized calcium, the physiologically active form that accounts for 50% of total serum calcium;
The present study has shown that maternal total serum calcium levels are significantly lower in pregnancy induced hypertension than in normal pregnant women as shown in Table 3 with Mean [+ or -] SD of 8.57 [+ or -] 0.96 mg/dL in preeclamptic pregnant women and a Mean [+ or -] SD of 9.88 [+ or -] 1.38 mg/dL in controls with a highly significant p-value of < 0.001.
In normal pregnancy, total serum calcium decreases because of the increase in maternal blood volume, whereas ionized calcium remains constant [5].
Neonatal hypocalcemia is defined as total serum calcium level less than 2.2 mmol/L and is classified as early-onset (first four days) and late-onset (five to 28 days).

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