Calcium (Ca) Testing
How to check your Calcium levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Calcium Test For?
Nearly all (99%) of your body's calcium is found in the bones. The rest circulates in your blood in both 'free' and 'bound' forms.
This test measures for the total amount of calcium in your blood and can indicate low (hypocalcaemia) or high (hypercalcaemia)
Learn all about Calcium Testing:
- What Is Calcium And What Does It Do?
- What Is The Normal Calcium Level?
- What Are The Symptoms Of Lack Of Calcium?
- Should I Worry If My Calcium Is Low?
- What Are The Symptoms Of Too Much Calcium?
- Should I Worry If My Calcium Is High?
- What Is A Calcium Blood Test Used For?
- When Should I Take A Calcium Test?
- How Can I Take A Home Calcium Test?
- Further Reading On Calcium Tests At Home
Calcium Testing UK Statistics 2021
10.9% of people tested have Calcium levels which are too high.
And 4.3% have levels that are too low.
The average Calcium result is 2.4 mmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Calcium in their blood than women.
As many as one in nine men tested have high levels of Calcium
of people have Calcium blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 84.8% with normal results?
What If Calcium Test Levels Are High?
High calcium levels are known as hypercalcaemia, meaning you have too much calcium in your blood, As about half of the calcium in your blood is bound by the protein abumin you should also check if this is at normal levels or not.
There are a wide range of causes of high calcium and this warrants further investigation to address the cause.
What If Calcium Test Levels Are Low?
Also called hypocalcaemia, this means that you do not have enough calcium in your blood. The most common cause of this is low protein levels, especially low albumin, so you should review this also. Other causes include deficiencies in dietary calcium, vitamin D and magnesium or conditions such as chronic kidney or bone disease.
Calcium is particularly important to maintain bone growth and in post-menopausal women who may develop low bone mass and be at risk of osteoporosis. A healthy diet should be sufficient but you may wish to consider a supplement. It's important to discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of starting any supplementation.
How To Test Calcium?
Get a comprehensive analysis of your calcium levels with our at-home calcium blood test analysed by an accredited laboratory.
You can check your Calcium levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Vitamin & Minerals Home Test Kit includes a Calcium test and is available for just £69.
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