This test measures Calcium levels in a 24-hour urine sample. Calcium is a mineral which contributes to healthy bones and teeth as well as other functions including the nervous system, heart, and muscles. Measuring the calcium levels being passed from the body in urine can help determine if a person has an excess or deficiency.
Carbon Dioxide measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous potentially serious disorders associated with changes in body acid-base balance.
Also Known As: CO2, Carbon Dioxide Total
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat soluble cofactor that is essential for energy producing metabolic pathways and for the proper functioning of the mitochondrial oxidative system. With insufficient CoQ10, the electron transfer activity of the mitochondria decreases, resulting in a net failure to produce the energy necessary to run the cell.
Also Known As: CoQ10, Total Coenzyme Q10
Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is distributed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Copper concentrations increase in acute phase reactions. Copper concentrations are useful to monitor patients, especially preterm newborns, on nutritional supplementation.
Also Known As: Cu Plasma or Serum
Blood creatinine level is measured as a test of kidney function to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the rate of blood flow through the kidneys.
Also Known As: CK, CPK, Creatine Phosphokinase
This test, in combination with a serum iron test, is used to determine patients who have either iron deficiency or iron overload.
Also Known As: TIBC, transferrin saturation, Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity (UIBC)
Testing for lactate dehydrogenase levels in the blood is a non-specific test that can indicate a wide range of disorders or diseases since it is found in almost all the cells in the body.
Also Known As: LD, LDH