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This test checks the level of magnesium in your blood. Magnesium is an important electrolyte. It's needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. It also helps the body make and use energy.
Most of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and inside the cells. Only a tiny amount of magnesium is normally found in the blood.
This test is used to:
The test will take a few minutes.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: December 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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