- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
Magnesium is an essential trace element. Deficiency leads to irritability, neuromuscular abnormalities, cardiac and renal damage. Its salts are used as antacids and cathartics. Excessive amount may cause CNS depression, loss of muscle tone, respiratory and cardiac arrest.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.Includes: Magnesium, RBCPatient Instructions:
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, or mineral herbal supplements for at least one week before sample collection. You should always consult the physician prescribing your medication before you stop taking the medication for any reason, including taking lab tests.
Estimated turnaround for results is 4 business days.
Categories: Blood and Blood Diseases
, General Wellness