Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: biochemistry - phosphate

Synonym(s): PO4

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Robert Shull, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • Major component of bones and teeth.
  • Also important in energy metabolism, acid/base balance and a large number/wide variety of enzyme systems.
  • Parathyroid hormone is main regulator - excreted through kidneys.
  • Marker of bone disease, parathyroid function and renal function.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Routine test.
  • Colorimetric and point reaction.

Availability

  • Routine test.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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