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Clinical Biochemistry

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Phosphate

Also known as: PO4, PO3-, P, Phosphorus

Specimen requirements

Sample type: Plasma (Lithium Heparin)

Collection requirements: No special requirements

Cost

Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method

Spectrophotometry

Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

  • John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Churchill Hospital
  • Horton General Hospital

Reference intervals

Female

< 4 weeks: 1.2 - 3.1 mmol/L
4 weeks - 5 months: 1.3 - 2.5 mmol/L
6 - 23 months: 1.3 - 2.2 mmol/L
2 - 4 years: 1.0 - 2.0 mmol/L
5 - 11 years: 0.9 - 1.8 mmol/L
12 - 15 years: 0.8 - 1.7 mmol/L
> 15 years: 0.7 - 1.45 mmol/L

Male

< 4 weeks: 1.2 - 3.1 mmol/L
4 weeks - 5 months: 1.3 - 2.5 mmol/L
6 - 23 months : 1.3 - 2.2 mmol/L
2 - 4 years: 1.0 - 2.0 mmol/L
5 - 11 years: 0.9 - 1.8 mmol/L
12 - 15 years: 0.8 - 1.7 mmol/L
> 15 years: 0.7 - 1.45 mmol/L