Magnesium Blood Test
Magnesium Blood Test is a blood test that measure the amount of magnesium in your blood. It’s needed for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. Serum that is non-hemolyzed and heparinized plasma can be used to detect magnesium. Since the concentration of Mg2+ is 10 times higher in red blood cells than in ECF, this is why To ensure that hemolysis does not occur within the sample, the cells should be separated from the serum as soon as possible. Urine sample can also be used to determine Magnesium Mg2+ and 24 hours sample is more preferred.
Because magnesium is found in high amounts in all natural foods. Therefore, it is not deficient in the body. The more magnesium goes into the body, the more magnesium will be absorbed. Not only magnesium but also calcium will be absorbed.
On the other hand, phosphorus suppresses the absorption of both magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is actually needed to make ATP, Mg++ 95% is filtered from the renal glomerulus and reabsorbed by the tubules. When the kidneys are overworked, the amount of Mg++ increases and its serum level also increases.
Is This Test Have Other Name:
Serum Magnesium, Magnesium Level, Mg++.
How The Test Performed:
A Blood Sample Needed, or Urine Sample.
The magnesium level decreases in the following conditions,
- Prolonged gastric drainage
- Chronic renal disease
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- Chronic diarrhea
- Chronic Alcoholism
The magnesium level Increases in the following conditions,
- Controlled Diabetes
- in older people
- Renal Failure
What Is it Use For:
Magnesium blood test used to check the level of magnesium in your blood. Magnesium Levels are too low are known as hypomagnesemia or magnesium deficiency. Magnesium blood test is also sometimes included with tests of other electrolytes, such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and chloride.
Why Do I Need a Magnesium Test:
If you have symptoms of Low Magnesium, or High Magnesium, Low Magnesium symptoms are,
- Muscle cramps
- Irregular heartbeat
And High Magnesium symptoms are,
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Cardiac arrest
If you have magnesium deficiency it may be sign of,
- Chronic diarrhea
- Digestive disorder
- Crohn’s disease
- Acute Colitis
If the magnesium level is higher than normal it may be sign,
- laxatives that contain magnesium
- Disorder of the adrenal glands
- loss of too much bodily fluids
- Kidney disease or Kidney damage
- Complication of diabetes