International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


A STUDY OF SERUM TOTAL CALCIUM LEVELS IN PREECLAMPSIA


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Author Details: Dinesh Kumar Sharma

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 7

Article End Page : 9


Abstract

Background: It has been suggested that there is an association between calcium intake and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH).The present study concentrate to get significant association of serum calcium levels with pre-eclampsia.
Material and Methods: 80 Patients diagnosed as having Pre-eclampsia and 80 controls with similar age group were studied after taking their consent. Blood samples were collected under aseptic precautions in plain vacutainer for serum total calcium estimations. Total calcium estimation was done by Arsenazo III end point method on Fully Automated Biochemistry Analyzer Miura 300.
Results: The observed mean serum calcium level in preeclampsia patients was 7.09± 0.37 mg/dl as compared to 7.91±0.911 mg/dl in controls.
Conclusion: Low serum calcium levels could be a useful indicator of the maternal and fetal complication in hypertensive patients.