Hypercalcemia tests

Tests could include:

  • Calcium is an important mineral that is used in many ways in your body. It increases the strength of your bones and teeth and helps your muscles and nerves function. Total calcium in your blood is measured with a serum calcium blood test, but calc...
  • A urine calcium test is done to measure how much calcium is passed out of the body through urine. The test is also known as the urinary Ca+2 test. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. All cells throughout the body use calcium for variou...
  • Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones throughout your entire life. Vitamin D2 and D3 come from the fish, eggs, and fortified dairy products you eat. Cholesterol in your blood is converted by sunlight to provide additio...
  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
  • A bone scan is an imaging test that safely uses a very small amount of radioactive dye to help diagnose problems with your bones. This test reveals problems with bone metabolism. The normal process of bone metabolism includes how bones are broken ...
  • Serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) is a laboratory technique that is used to determine the levels of some types of proteins in a blood sample. Serum is the liquid part of your blood. There are a number of reasons why a doctor may order this test...
  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, ...
  • Phosphorus is an important part of several of your body's processes. It helps with bone growth, energy storage, and nerve and muscle production. Many foods, especially meats and dairy products, contain phosphorus, so it's usually easy to get enoug...
  • Parathyroid hormone (PTH), also known as parathormone, is a hormone released by the parathyroid glands. The four parathyroid glands are located in your neck, next to the thyroid gland. These glands are responsible for managing calcium, vitamin D, ...
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
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