Like calcium, 85% of the phosphorus is present in the bones and is extremely important for bone and teeth health. Phosphorus is also found in the body as phosphates. Phosphates play an extremely important role in energy production as a part of ATP. ATP is readily used for several body functions. Phosphorus is also an essential component in the growth and repair of body cells and tissues. Phosphorus is present in many food items and is readily absorbed by the intestines and hence deficiency is rare. Mild phosphorus deficiency is rare and presents no symptoms. A Phosphorus test is usually ordered in combination with Calcium, Vitamin D or Parathyroid Hormone PTH test to help diagnose conditions that causes imbalances in calcium and phosphorus.
|Related Tests||Calcium; Vitamin D Tests; Para Thyroid Hormone; Magnesium; Albumin|