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Sample Type: SERUM
Method: XYLIDYL BLUE
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Magnesium is a mineral found in the cells and bones and required for muscle contraction and various other chemical reactions in the body. This test may be ordered to evaluate severity of kidney problems, to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders, to evaluate causes for low calcium or potassium, or when magnesium deficiency is suspected. Symptoms and signs of deficiency include muscle weakness, twitching, cramps, confusion, seizures, or irregular heart rhythms.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking