Magnesium, Serum

Code

3970

Principle

Magnesium is an essential nutrient which is involved in many biochemical functions. It has a structural role in nucleic acids and ribosomal particles, is required as an activator for many enzymes, and has a role in energy producing oxidative phosphorylation. Hypomagnesemia results in impairment of neuromuscular function,carbohydrate intolerance, and cardiac arrhythmias. Hypermagnesemia results in hypotension, bradycardia, and respiratory depression, among other conditions.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Enzymatic