Humans need normal concentration of extracellular calcium and magnesium for normal neuromuscular activity. Magnesium - Serum test is used to measure the level of magnesium in the blood and to guide in further management
This Test Includes
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Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
Magnesium testing may be ordered as a follow up to chronically low blood levels of calcium and potassium. It also may be ordered when a person has symptoms that may be due to a magnesium deficiency, such as muscle weakness, twitching, cramping, confusion, cardiac arrhythmias, and seizures. Altered levels of magnesium are noted in diabetics, alcoholics, diuretics; patients observed with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, malabsorption, hyperalimentation, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, renal failure, Addison’s disease, and vitamin D intoxication.
What is this test
Magnesium normally exists in the bone and inside cells of body tissues and organs. It is an essential element in most processes in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeping bones strong, controls the heart beat and helps regulate blood pressure. Magnesium also balances blood sugar levels and helps support the immune system. Green vegetables like spinach; whole grains, and nuts are a rich source of Magnesium.