Calcium is essential for healthy bone and muscle function. As well as building teeth and bones, calcium ensures your nerves function and your muscles contract, enables your blood to clot and helps blood vessel function.
Around half of the calcium in your body is bound by a protein called albumin. Your corrected calcium reading gives you a more accurate view of your true calcium levels.
Your body uses phosphate in energy production, to make DNA and in the formation of teeth and bones. Too much or too little phosphate may suggest problems with your kidney function.
This test uses a dynamometer to help measure your hand-grip strength. This method of strength testing is highly predictive of functional limitations, disabilities, cardiovascular disease and frailty in later life.
Uric Acid (Gout)
Uric acid is a waste product made from the digestion of protein. Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in your blood. Excess uric acid can crystallise in your joints, causing sudden and severe pain, swelling and tenderness.