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Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hrs)


A test called Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hr) measures the proportion of calcium excreted in urine compared to creatinine, a byproduct of muscle breakdown. This proportion aids in evaluating unusual calcium levels in the body, which may signify kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, or other bone and mineral issues.
To ensure accurate results, it may be necessary to avoid certain drugs, as well as bananas, tea, coffee, and cold drinks, when testing for analytes such as VMA, 5 HIAA, and adrenaline.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hrs) test measures the ratio of calcium to creatinine excreted in urine over a 24-hour period. It helps evaluate the efficiency of calcium excretion by the kidneys, aiding in the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions such as hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels), hypercalciuria (high urinary calcium levels), and certain kidney disorders.

The Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hrs) test is recommended for individuals with suspected hypercalcemia or hypocalciuria, kidney stone formation, or those undergoing evaluation for metabolic bone disorders. It assesses calcium excretion relative to creatinine over a 24-hour period.

If the Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hrs) results are abnormal, it could indicate various health issues. High levels may suggest hypercalcemia, kidney disease, or excessive calcium intake. Low levels might indicate hypoparathyroidism, malabsorption, or inadequate calcium intake. Further evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

High chloride levels (hyperchloremia) may suggest dehydration, kidney problems, respiratory alkalosis, or metabolic acidosis. Low chloride levels (hypochloremia) can indicate conditions such as fluid loss, certain kidney diseases, metabolic alkalosis, or congestive heart failure.

Before the Calcium/Creatinine Ratio (24 hrs) test, it's essential to follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Typically, this may include avoiding certain medications or supplements that could affect calcium metabolism, such as diuretics or vitamin D supplements. It's also crucial to stay hydrated and maintain your usual diet unless instructed otherwise.

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