Minerals Studies


Minerals Studies

Minerals are essential nutrients that the body requires for various physiological functions, and their levels can be studied through laboratory tests to assess nutritional status, diagnose deficiencies or excesses, and monitor certain medical conditions. Here are some key minerals commonly studied in laboratory tests:


Calcium is crucial for bone health, nerve function, and muscle contraction. Blood calcium levels are often measured to assess bone health and monitor certain medical conditions.


Phosphorus is important for bone and teeth formation, as well as various cellular functions. It is often measured in conjunction with calcium.


Sodium plays a critical role in fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contraction. Blood sodium levels are monitored in cases of dehydration, kidney disorders, and certain medical conditions.


Potassium is essential for maintaining proper heart and muscle function, as well as fluid balance. Blood potassium levels are commonly monitored in various medical situations.


Iron is crucial for the formation of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. Blood tests such as serum iron, ferritin, and transferrin saturation are used to assess iron status.

Sample Requirement

Blood Sample Type:

Venous Blood: A venous blood sample is most commonly used for Mineral Profile. It is drawn from a vein, usually in the arm, using a needle and a collection tube.