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Also known as: Total Calcium; Ionized Calcium
Formal name: Calcium

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Gregory C. Sephel PhD FACB MT(ASCP). Lab Tests Online adjunct board member. Director Clinical Pathology, VA TN Valley Healthcare System; Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Mary F. Burritt, PhD. Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Biochemistry/Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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