Purchased a Salifert Ca
test kit. Just wanted to confirm that I am doing this correctly.
In aspirating the Ca
-3 reagent, there was a huge air bubble under the pistons plunger (the liquid level was ~0.7 when the piston plunger was @ 1.0). I know that this could possibly be the air in the attached nozzle (just checking if the #'s were normal).
I went through the test a little fast as nothing was happening every time I squeezed in a few drops. The jist of it is that I was almost to the end of the reagent in the syringe before the color changed.
1. If I am reading the numbers correctly (at least what I think is correct), I have really low calcium levels.
2. If I am reading them inversely, then I have really high levels.
I believe the first scenarios is correct (I have low calcium levels).
I will try another test and be a little more precise & patient.
Let me know if #1 or #2 is the correct interpretation for the injection of almost 1.0 ml of Ca