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A phosphate test measures the amount of phosphate in your blood. Your body needs this mineral to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract.
The kidneys help control the amount of phosphate in your blood. A high level of phosphate is usually caused by a kidney problem.
A test to measure phosphate in blood may be done to:
This test will take a few minutes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: March 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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