Ionized calcium is calcium that is freely flowing in your blood and not attached to proteins. It is also called free calcium.
Trauma patients with low levels of ionized calcium at admission were at increased risk for death and coagulopathies and were more likely to need massive transfusions, compared with patients with normal physiologic levels. Low ionized calcium levels are associated with hypotension and predict mortality.
HIGH IONIZED CALCIUM
Ionized calcium (Ca) values and definitions
- Ions and trace metals
- Acid-base and blood gases
- Liver function
- Cardiac tests
- Tumour markers
- Other enzymes and proteins
- Other electrolytes and metabolites
Other Ionized calcium (Ca) related tests :
Total calcium (Ca)
Total serum iron (TSI)
Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC)
Inorganic phosphorus (serum)