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Phosphate (as Phosphorus) - Serum phosphorus (Phosphate) levels alone are of limited diagnostic value and should be correlated with serum calcium levels. An increased phosphorus with decreased calcium suggests either hypoparathyroidism or renal disease. A decreased phosphorus and an increased calcium suggests hyperparathyroidism or sarcoidosis. When both calcium and phosphorus are decreased diagnostic considerations include malabsorption, vitamin D deficiency and renal tubular acidosis. Increased phosphorus and normal or increased calcium suggests Milk-alkali syndrome or hypervitaminosis D.

Phosphate (as Phosphorus) - Serum phosphorus (Phosphate) levels alone are of limited diagnostic value and should be correlated with serum calcium levels. An increased phosphorus with decreased calcium suggests either hypoparathyroidism or renal disease. A decreased phosphorus and an increased calcium suggests hyperparathyroidism or sarcoidosis. When both calcium and phosphorus are decreased diagnostic considerations include malabsorption, vitamin D deficiency and renal tubular acidosis. Increased phosphorus and normal or increased calcium suggests Milk-alkali syndrome or hypervitaminosis D.

Introduction


A mineral called phosphorus is crucial for many body processes, including the development of sturdy bones and teeth, nerve communication, and muscle contraction. The Phosphate (as Phosphorus) blood test aids in calculating the blood's phosphorus content, which is important for making numerous medical diagnoses. The exam's applications and the effects of both high and low test scores will be discussed in this article.


Blood tests for phosphate (also known as phosphorus) are used to diagnose diseases of the kidney, liver, and bones.


The level of phosphorus in the blood is measured using the Phosphate (as Phosphorus) blood test, which can provide helpful information for identifying kidney, liver, and specific bone problems [3]. For a more thorough evaluation, the test findings should be connected with blood calcium levels since abnormal phosphorus levels may be a sign of these health problems [4].

Hyperphosphatemia: high phosphorus test results


Hyperphosphatemia causes


High levels of phosphate in the blood are a symptom of hyperphosphatemia. Hyperphosphatemia is frequently brought on by advanced chronic renal disease, hypoparathyroidism, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory acidosis [1].

Diagnosis and symptoms of high phosphorus


Because hyperphosphatemia often exhibits no symptoms, blood tests are required for diagnosis [1]. Hyperphosphatemia, or high blood phosphorus levels, are frequently indicators of renal disease. The usual range of phosphorus (phosphate) in blood in people with healthy kidneys is 2.5 to 4.5 mg/dL [5].

Treatment


Dietary adjustments, medicines, and, in some cases, dialysis are all part of the treatment for hyperphosphatemia [1].

Hypophosphatemia is a low test result.


Hypophosphatemia Factors


Low levels of phosphate in the blood result in the condition known as hypophosphatemia. It may be a temporary or persistent condition [2].

Diagnosis and symptoms of low phosphorous


Mild hypophosphatemia is rather typical and typically causes no alarm. On the other hand, severe hypophosphatemia can be fatal and demands medical attention [2].

Treatment


The underlying cause and degree of the problem must be considered while choosing a treatment plan for hypophosphatemia. Phosphate levels can be normalized by addressing the underlying cause (such as increasing nutrition or treating an underlying condition), whereas in other circumstances oral or intravenous phosphate supplementation may be required [[2]].

 

References:

[1] "Hyperphosphatemia is a condition in which you have too much phosphate in your blood. Causes include advanced chronic kidney disease, hypoparathyroidism and metabolic and respiratory acidosis. Hyperphosphatemia doesn't have symptoms. Treatment includes making changes to your diet, medications and dialysis. Urology 216.444.5600" URL: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24293-hyperphosphatemia

[2] "Hypophosphatemia is a short-term or chronic condition that happens when you have a low level of phosphate in your blood. While mild hypophosphatemia is somewhat common and usually isn't a cause for concern, severe hypophosphatemia can be life-threatening and requires medical treatment. Appointments & Locations Symptoms and Causes" URL: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24040-hypophosphatemia

[3] "Why the Test is Performed. Phosphorus is a mineral the body needs to build strong bones and teeth. It is also important for nerve signaling and muscle contraction. This test is ordered to see how much phosphorus is in your blood. Kidney, liver, and certain bone diseases can cause abnormal phosphorus levels." URL: https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/tests/phosphorus-blood-test

[4] "Clinical Significance. Phosphate (as Phosphorus) - Serum phosphorus (Phosphate) levels alone are of limited diagnostic value and should be correlated with serum calcium levels. An increased phosphorus with decreased calcium suggests either hypoparathyroidism or renal disease. A decreased phosphorus and an increased calcium suggests ..." URL: https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/718/phosphate-as-phosphorus?q=718&cc=MASTER

[5] "High phosphorus, also called hyperphosphatemia, means you have extra phosphorus in your blood. High phosphorus is often a sign of kidney damage. For someone with healthy kidneys, the normal amount of phosphorus (phosphate) in the blood is between 2.5 to 4.5 mg/dL. How is high phosphorus diagnosed?" URL: https://www.kidneyfund.org/living-kidney-disease/health-problems-caused-kidney-disease/high-phosphorus-hyperphosphatemia

 

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