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Magnesium

Alias: Mg

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Measured with symptoms of nausea, weakness, twitching, cramping or cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). 

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 15 days - 0.8 - 1.6 mmol/L
15days to less than 1yr - 0.8 - 1.3 mmol/L
1yr to less than 19yrs - 0.9 - 1.2 mmol/L
19yrs & above - 0.7 - 1.0 mmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024