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High level of phosphate in recent blood test

I recently had a medical for life insurance for a new mortgage. The insurance company have sent a letter saying that my application has been postponed!!
One of the blood tests shows a Phosphate level of 2.48mmol/L, I have searched the internet and it appears to lean towards hypoparathyroidism - but I do not have any adverse symptoms. Other results all seem fine to me.
I did have a 'strange' energy drink the night before the blood test - is there any way this could have affected the reading?
Without insurance cover I will not be able to complete house move, so this is pretty critical situation - any advice would be very helpful
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649848 tn?1534633700
You can find out more about parathyroid issues on www.parathyroid.com.

It seems unlikely that a loan would be held up by a phosphate level, but in this crazy world, anything is possible.  You don't give a reference range for the phosphate, so we don't know if your level is low or high.  Ranges for most blood tests vary lab to lab and have to be posted with results.

Have you had calcium and PTH levels tested?  Those, along with vitamin D, would be the ones that would indicate parathyroid issues.  

The only relationship the parathyroids have with the thyroid, is the location in the body. You have 4 parathyroids located directly, behind the thyroid, but their function is entirely different.  Parathyroids control calcium use in the body; calcium controls electrical impulses.  

The thyroid gland controls metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, etc.
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Hi, thanks for the response. The levels indicated by the insurance company as being within 'normal bands' are between 0.87 and 1.45 mmol/L - my reading is 2.48 mmol/L
I have not had any other tests at present time - will probably contact my GP on Monday
1756321 tn?1547095325
Energy drinks, soft drinks (sodas), biscuits, cakes, sweets, some dairy products, and some meats are high in phosphate.

Causes of hyperphosphatemia (abnormally elevated phosphate levels) include excessive dietary intake of phosphate, overuse of laxatives or enemas that contain phosphate, kidney disease or impaired kidney function, hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia (calcium deficiency), magnesium deficiency (severe magnesium deficiency is one of the causes of hypoparathyroidism), too much vitamin D in the body, healing fractures, severe infections, acromegaly, rhabdomyolysis, tumour lysis syndrome, untreated diabetic ketoacidosis, certain bone diseases.

With hypoparathyroidism, low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the blood will cause low levels of calcium, low levels of vitamin D, and high levels of phosphate.  Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism are related to hypocalcemia. Typically, hyperphosphatemia is asymptomatic (no symptoms).
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