Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Xylidyl blue
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Magnesium is a cofactor of many enzyme systems. Hypermagnesemia is seen in Acute & Chronic renal failure and magnesium overload. Magnesium levels are used to monitor Pre-eclampsia patients being treated with magnesium sulphate. It is also used to evaluate patients with symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
Disease: Disorders of Nutrition
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required