Calcium assay

For the quantitative in vitro determination of Calcium in serum, plasma and urine. This product is suitable for automated, semi-automated and manual use.

SKU: CA2390 Categories: , , , , , Method: Arsenazo Format: Liquid Size: R1 6x100ml Assay Range: Measuring range 0.78 to 14.5 mg/dl Working Stability: To expiry at +15 to +25°C Available Applications: Hitachi 917/Mod P, RX misano, RX monza Tags: , , , , ,

$225.06

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$225.06

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Description

Intended Use

For the quantitative in vitro determination of Calcium in serum, plasma and urine. This product is suitable for automated, semi-automated and manual use.

Clinical Significance

Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the body. Most of the calcium in the human adult is extracellular and 99% of it exists as crystalline hydroxyapatite in bones and teeth where it confers rigidity. Calcium exists in serum in three forms: protein-bound (45%); ionised (45%) and 10% is complexed with small diffusable ligands such as citrate, lactate, phosphate and bicarbonate. Calcium plays a major role in the mechanisms of nerve impulse transmission, muscular contraction and blood coagulation. Calcium is also involved in regulating the activity of adenylate cyclase and phosphodiesterase through reversible combination with calmodulin. Secretion from the parathyroid glands, thyroid C cells and pancreatic B cells is controlled by the extracellular ionised calcium concentration at the cell surface.

Elevated levels of serum calcium are found in cases of hyperparathyroidism, carcinomas, vitamin D overdoses and are of diagnostic value in detecting chronic renal disease and acute pancreatic disease. Low levels of serum calcium are associated with hypoparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency and renal failure.

Available Applications

  • Hitachi 917/Mod P
  • RX misano
  • RX monza

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