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Test Mnemonic MAG/MG Magnesium, Serum

Methodology

Clinical Significance:

Evaluation of metabolic disorders and workup on convulsions, coma, tetany, vertigo, ataxia, muscular weakness, nystagmus, malabsorption, diarrhea, aldosteronism, pancreatitis, electrolyte, water balance, acid-base balance, and renal failure.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Avoid hemolysis.

Reference Values

1.7-2.5 mg/dL