Most of the calcium in the human body is present in the bone along with phosphorus. Calcium and Phosphorus together form a crystal on top of the scaffold along with proteins that make the bones strong. Hence Calcium is an important element in bone health.
About 1% of the total calcium in the body is present in blood and tissues and plays many important roles. Calcium plays a role in blood clotting, stabilising blood pressure, normal brain function and also for important communication between cells. The role of calcium in the body is also tightly linked to that of Vitamin D. Calcium is one of the most common tests ordered in basic or routine health screening. Blood Calcium test is usually ordered to assess conditions relating to bone, heart, nerves, kidney and teeth. Calcium test can be ordered by the doctor if he suspects an overactive thyroid, bone diseases, neurological disorders, kidney stones and a host of other disorders.
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