Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Phosphorous Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test measures amount of phosphate in blood for the diagnosis of kidney and other serious disorders.


Inorganic Phosphate"," Blood

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Serum (preferred)orplasma

Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube"," gel-barrier tube","orgreen-top (lithium heparin) tube. Donotuse oxalate"," EDTA"

Sample collection instructions

Serum or plasma should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Stable at room temperature for 7 days/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range

<6 months (Males 4.27.8 mg/dL) (Female 3.47.9 mg/dL)"," 7 months-1 year ( Males 4.06.8 mg/dL)( Fe

Results Turnaround

1 day after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

High phosphorus levels are linked to Kidney disease"," Hypoparathyroidism"," and Diabetic ketoacidosis while low levels are associated with Hyperparathyroidism"," Malnutrition"," Alcoholism and Osteomalacia.