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A blood test for calcium and phosphorus is used to monitor musculoskeletal health. However, out-of-normal-range readings can indicate a number of further underlying health conditions such as with the heart and kidneys.
Calcium is the primary component of bone, and is primarily found there in mineral form. Hypercalcemia is a condition where the level of calcium in your bloodstream is found to be above normal. A constant level of calcium is required for some vital body processes to function efficiently. Too much calcium in your blood can lessen bone strength, result in kidney stones, and impact the function of your heart and brain.