Magnesium measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of hypomagnesemia (abnormally low plasma levels of magnesium) and hypermagnesemia (abnormally high plasma levels of magnesium). Magnesium is decreased in chronic nephritis, acute pancreatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. It is increased in acute or chronic renal failure and Addison's Disease.



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  • Fasting Required: NO
  • Preferred Specimen: Serum
  • Reference Range(s): 1.5-2.5 mg/dL
  • Turnaround Time: 3 Days
  • Test Code: 622