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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Phosphate

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$2.63

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST (gold), "T-" labs SST (gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.3 mL Heparin (light green) or Plain(red).

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3 hrs

Method

Cobas 6000 Colorometric "T"labs Vitros 350 Colorometric

Unit Of Measurement

mmol/L

Reference Interval

0   -  1   year      = 1.00   -   2.50   mmol/L
1   -  7   years    = 1.00   -   2.00
7   - 12  years    = 1.00   -   1.85
12 - 16  years    = 0.90   -   1.80
 >16      years    = 0.70   -   1.50

Uncertainty Of Measurement

±0.1 mmol/L

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

Choosing Clinical Laboratory Tests Wisely Guidelines:

We recommend these should be requested selectively (for example in malignancy or CKD):

  • Do not request Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate unless clinically indicated.

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL heparin plasma or serum.

Electronic Information

Registration Code

PHO

HL7Mapping Code

$PHO

LOINC Code

14879-1