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Test Name

Magnesium

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CPT Code(s)**

83735
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Methodology

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Range(s)

1.5-2.5 mg/dL

Clinical Significance

Magnesium measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of hypomagnesemia (abnormally low plasma levels of magnesium) and hypermagnesemia (abnormally high plasma levels of magnesium). Magnesium is decreased in chronic nephritis, acute pancreatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. It is increased in acute or chronic renal failure and Addison's Disease.

Alternative Name(s)

MAG

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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