Magnesium, Blood was found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests which delivers information on how the test works, how to accurately interpret results, and how to provide the best care to your patients before, during, and after a test.

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Davis's Lab and Diagnostic Tests

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Mg2+.

Common Use:
To assess electrolyte balance related to magnesium levels to assist in diagnosis, monitoring diseases, and therapeutic interventions such as hemodialysis.

Specimen:
Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.4114)
Newborn1.7–2.5 mg/dL0.7–1 mmol/L
Child1.7–2.3 mg/dL0.70–0.95 mmol/L
Adult1.6–2.6 mg/dL0.66–1.07 mmol/L

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