A nurse is caring for a newborn infant. Blood samples for serum chemistries are drawn, and the total calcium level is reported as 8.0 mg/dL

A nurse is caring for a newborn infant. Blood samples for serum chemistries are drawn, and the total calcium level is reported as 8.0 mg/dL. The nurse interprets this laboratory value as:
a) Lower than normal
b) Higher than normal
c) A normal value
d) Requiring physician notification.

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