Which factors cause falsely elevated or falsely depressed calcium levels in the evaluation for hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Falsely elevated calcium levels may be seen with elevated acetaminophen levels, alcohol, hydralazine, and hemolysis. Falsely depressed levels can be seen with heparin, oxalate, citrate, or hyperbilirubinemia.


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