- Describe the general characteristics of phosphate and its metabolism
- Discuss the causes of hyperphosphatemia
- Explain the manifestations and complications associated with hyperphosphatemia
- Review the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of elevated phosphate
An elevated phosphate level is an indicator of serious disease. Identification of the underlying cause is based on which other diagnostic test results are abnormal.
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Daniel Podd is an assistant professor at the Saint John's University PA program in Queens, New York, and practices in primary care and pain management in Howard Beach, New York. He has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.