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Inorganic phosphorus, phosphate, PO4.
To assist in evaluating multiple body system functions by monitoring phosphorus levels in relation to other electrolytes. Used specifically to evaluate renal function in at-risk patients.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.323)|
|0–5 d||4.6–8 mg/dL||1.5–2.6 mmol/L|
|1–3 yr||3.9–6.5 mg/dL||1.3–2.1 mmol/L|
|4–6 yr||4–5.4 mg/dL||1.3–1.7 mmol/L|
|7–11 yr||3.7–5.6 mg/dL||1.2–1.8 mmol/L|
|12–13 yr||3.3–5.4 mg/dL||1.1–1.7 mmol/L|
|14–15 yr||2.9–5.4 mg/dL||0.9–1.7 mmol/L|
|16–19 yr||2.8–4.6 mg/dL||0.9–1.5 mmol/L|
|Adult||2.5–4.5 mg/dL||0.8–1.4 mmol/L|
|Values may be slightly decreased in older adults due to dietary insufficiency or the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Phosphorus, Blood." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425171/all/Phosphorus__Blood.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Phosphorus, Blood. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425171/all/Phosphorus__Blood. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Phosphorus, Blood. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425171/all/Phosphorus__Blood
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Phosphorus, Blood [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425171/all/Phosphorus__Blood.
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