|Alternate:||Urine Magnesium; Mg|
|SQ Code:||UMG, UMGT|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Specimen:||Urine, random or timed|
|Container:||Clean plastic urine collection container with lid|
|Temperature:||Refrigerate during collection (24 hour urines) or if not transported to laboratory within 1 hour (random).|
|Rejection:||Contaminated with feces or contact with metal.|
|Uses:||Magnesium is an essential element which is cleared by the kidneys; normal daily excretion of magnesium is equivalent to the amount taken in with the diet.|
|Limitations:||Increased blood alcohol levels increases urinary magnesium excretion.|
|Method:||Dye binding biochromatic endpoint|
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