Homerton Hospital Pathology Laboratory Alert
There has been a spate of low serum corrected calcium results reported in the last few weeks.
We have identified that this is due to the assay manufacturer (Abbott) calcium kits reading results about 2% lower than the actual result.
It is a problem in all UK labs using the Abbott kits.
We are waiting for Abbott to rectify this problem and will update you once this issue is resolved.
In the interim, please correlate calcium levels clinically while this issue is being addressed.
For specific clinical advice related to this alert please contact Dr Jeff Barron via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07874390786