Magnesium

Test investigation

Magnesium

Laboratory offering test

NNUH, QEH, JPUH

Units

mmol/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

Mg

Comments precautions

Measured in case of hypocalcaemia and hypoparathyroidism. Low levels commonly seen due to intestinal losses and diuretic therapy.

Sample type

Serum

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Within 4 hours/8 hours

Reference intervals

0.7 – 1 mmol/L

If ukas accredited

Y NNUH