Results from a blood phosphate test may be affected by:
Using some medicines that can decrease phosphate
levels, such as acetazolamide and epinephrine. A large
infusion of sugar (glucose) that causes insulin levels to increase can also
decrease phosphate levels.
What To Think About
Results of a test to measure phosphate in blood
are not useful on their own. Other
electrolytes (such as calcium, chloride, magnesium,
potassium, and sodium) may also be measured.