Phosphorous (P) Testing
How to check your Phosphorous levels with a home finger-prick blood test kit
What Is A Phosphorous Test For?
A Phosphorous test is also known as a Phosphate, PO4 test.
Phosphorous is a mineral that is required to build strong teeth and bones.
It is also needed for a nerve signalling (when the brain sends signals through our nerves) and muscle contraction.
Abnormal levels of phosphorous can occur in the presence of bone, liver and kidney diseases.
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Phosphorous Testing UK Statistics 2021
20.8% of people tested have Phosphorous levels which are too high.
And 8.3% have levels that are too low.
The average Phosphorous result is 1.2 mmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher phosphorous blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in four women tested have high levels of Phosphorous
of people have Phosphorous blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 70.8% with normal results?
What If Phosphorous Test Levels Are High?
Higher than normal levels of phosphate can lead to calcium deposits in the organs, especially the kidneys, so should be considered alongside your calcium levels.
Phosphate levels can be associated with excessive supplementation, but can also indicate other conditions and should be investigated further.
What If Phosphorous Test Levels Are Low?
It is uncommon for dietary deficiencies to cause low phosphorous but it can occur if you are malnourished or suffer from alcoholism.
Low levels of phosphate (hypophosphataemia) can also be associated with hypercalcaemia (high levels of calcium) as well as a wide range of other conditions.
Further investigation is required to determine the cause and any possible treatments.
How To Test Phosphorous?
The Phosphorous (P) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Phosphorous in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Phosphorous levels by buying a home finger-prick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Bone Health (Osteoporosis) Home Test Kit includes a Phosphorous test and is available for just £99.
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