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Magnesium, RBC

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB104

 

Methodology: 

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
Lavender Top EDTA Tube; Dark Blue-Top (EDTA)
Handling: Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, or mineral herbal supplements for at least one week before sample collection.
Unacceptable conditions: Received frozen
Stability: EDTA packed cells Room temperature: 7 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: Unacceptable EDTA whole blood Room temperature: 4 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: Unacceptable

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Magnesium is an essential trace element. Deficiency leads to irritability, neuromuscular abnormalities, cardiac and renal damage. Its salts are used as antacids and cathartics. Excessive amount may cause CNS depression, loss of muscle tone, respiratory and cardiac arrest.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

 

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=623

 

 

 

CPT Code(s): 

83735

Last Changed: 

8/9/2017 2:57:15

Last Reviewed: 

8/9/2017 2:57:50