Lab Test : Magnesium, Blood

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Magnesium
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3908
SQ Code:MG
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin); red top acceptable
Temperature:Transport to laboratory within 30 minutes.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:1.8-3.0 mg/dL
Uses:Magnesium is involved in the formation and breakdown of ATP which affects muscle function, including contraction. Magnesium also contributes to bone structure.
Limitations:Hemolysis will yield elevated results.
Method:Dye binding biochromatic endpoint
 

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