Pathology Handbook

Bone profile

Clinical Indications

Investigation of calcium abnormalities, bone disease

Test Includes

Calcium, corrected calcium, albumin, total protein and alkaline phosphatase

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request. 

Specific Criteria

None 

Patient Preparation

None

Turnaround Time

Same day 

Specimen

Serum in gold-top vacutainer 

Volume

2 mL

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Not meeting specific criteria for analysis. 
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Reference Ranges

Calcium (corrected for albumin) 2.15 - 2.60 mmol/L

Albumin: 35 - 50 g/L

Total protein: 60 - 80 g/L

Alkaline phosphatase (adults): 30 - 130 U/L

For paediatric patients: see laboratory report form