magnesium test

magnesium test

a blood test used to measure levels of magnesium, an electrolyte that is critical in nearly all metabolic processes. Abnormal levels may indicate renal insufficiency, chronic renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic acidosis, Addison's disease, hypothyroidism, malnutrition, malabsorption, hypoparathyroidism, and alcoholism.
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To make sure your magnesium levels are ok you could ask your doctor to do a magnesium test that I describe at the bottom of the page.
39) To comprehensively evaluate magnesium status, both an RBC (Red Blood Cell) magnesium test and a clinical assessment are necessary, especially if long-term prescription therapy is required.
Only an RBC (red blood cell) magnesium test which is an expensive blood test that's not routinely performed--accurately measures magnesium levels.
overall] was considerably higher for the Abbott ARCHITECT magnesium test than for the others (r = 0.
The results of this study reveal that the magnesium test for the Abbott ARCHITECT system requires improved quality and restandardization; the results also reiterate an urgent need for standardization of albumin tests (5).
Example: We had been running only about one magnesium test a week, yet the reagent became outdated and had to be discarded after two weeks.
3) A red blood cell (RBC) magnesium test would be a better test to determine magnesium deficiency, compared to serum magnesium.
But not only is the RBC magnesium test expensive, not a lot of labs perform it.
Uric acid traces were also revealed, but phosphate, oxalate, ammonium, calcium, and magnesium tests resulted negatives.
A new method for finding the correct amount of intracellular magnesium is an important recent research development because serum magnesium tests aren't accurate enough.
Soluble and leachable calcium and magnesium tests, the apparatus for which is shown in Fig.