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It Measures Serum Calcium.Coral Clinical Systems has answered these concerns of the busy laboratory professional by engineering the “Flexipour”reagent system which comprises of individual liquid stable components, which when mixed together in recommended ratios generate a dependable liquid stable working reagent. Depending on the usage, individual reagents may be poured at one go or flexibly in smaller volumes. Calcium, in the body, is found mainly in the bones (approximately 99%). In serum calcium exists equally in a free ionised form and in a bound form (with albumin). Hence a decrease in Albumin causes lower Calcium levels and vice versa. The levels of Calcium in serum depend on the parathyroid hormone. Increased Calcium levels are found in bone tumours, hyperparathyroidism. Decreased levels are found in hypoparathyroidism, renal failure, rickets, Vitamin D deficiency and pancreatitis. Calcium in an alkaline medium combines with o – Cresolphthalein Complexone to form a purple coloured complex .Intensity of the colour formed is directly proportional to the amount of calcium present in the sample.