How often should serum calcium be measured in severe hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Measure serum calcium every 4-6 hours to maintain serum calcium levels at 8-9 mg/dL. If low albumin is also present, ionized calcium should be monitored. Admit the patient for further evaluation and observation.


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