Calc Function

    • Calcs that help predict probability of a diseaseDiagnosis
    • Subcategory of 'Diagnosis' designed to be very sensitiveRule Out
    • Disease is diagnosed: prognosticate to guide treatmentPrognosis
    • Numerical inputs and outputsFormula
    • Med treatment and moreTreatment
    • Suggested protocolsAlgorithm

    Disease

    Select...

    Specialty

    Select...

    Chief Complaint

    Select...

    Organ System

    Select...

    Patent Pending

    Calcium Correction for Hypoalbuminemia

    Calculates a corrected calcium level for patients with hypoalbuminemia.
    Favorite
    Pearls/Pitfalls
    Patients with suspected hypercalcemia may have a "normal" calcium level resulted if their albumin is low. An alternative or additional confirmatory test for hypercalcemia is an ionized calcium level.
    mg/dL
    g/dL
    g/dL

    Result:

    Please fill out required fields.

    Next Steps
    Evidence
    Creator Insights

    Advice

    Patients with hypercalcemia may initially require volume resuscitation in hypovolemic patients; loop diuretics can help with renal excretion of calcium, and bisphosphonates are also effective, especially in malignancy-related hypercalcemia.
    Dr. Xavier Parent

    About the Creator

    Xavier Parent, MD, is a biochemist at Hôpitaux Civils de Colmar in France. He has published many articles on topics related to electrolyte and ionic reactions in the body.

    To view Dr. Xavier Parent's publications, visit PubMed