Phosphorus (P)

 Phosphorus (Phosphate) is important in bone formation, energy storage and release, urinary acid-base buffering, and carbohydrate metabolism. Phosphorus is absorbed from food and is excreted by the kidneys. High concentrations of phosphorus are stored in bone and skeletal muscle.

Normal Lab Value for Phosphorus

  • 1.8 – 2.6 mEq/L (2.7 to 4.5 mg/dL)

Nursing Consideration

  • Instruct the client to fast before the test.