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 Magnesium test: When Do You Need it?

Magnesium is an important mineral essential for optimal performance of the human body; deficiency or abnormality of magnesium can cause serious complications.

What is Magnesium Test?

The magnesium test evaluates the level of magnesium in the body.

  • The test evaluates if there is a deficiancy of magnesium in the patient which may result in diseases.
  • The test evaluates if the patient is suffering from disorders like celiac disease, kidney problems which may result due to abnormal magnesium absorption.

Magnesium test measures the magnesium levels resulting in poor appetite or sleepiness.

Why is Magnesium Test suggested?

Magnesium Test is suggested for the patients who show the following symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Arrhythmia
  • Abnormal magnesium levels.

How is Magnesium Test performed?

Magnesium Test is performed as follows:

  • The blood sample is collected from the vein of the patient.
  • The area is cleaned before and after collecting the blood sample.
  • The sample once collected is sent to the lab for testing of magnesium in blood.

The patient can leave for home once the process is over.

What are the parameters measured in Magnesium Test?

Parameters measured in Magnesium Test are:

  • Magnesium in blood.

Preparation before performing Magnesium Test

Preparation for Magnesium Test is as follows:

  • An overnight fasting is recommended to get accurate results for Magnesium test.

Post-care after Magnesium Test

Post-care for Magnesium Test is:

  • The patient can take care of the soreness caused from pricking.
  • Also, discussing with the doctor about methods to maintain appropriate levels of magnesium in the body.

Sample types in Magnesium Test

Sample types in Magnesium Test:

  • Blood.

Side effects/risks of Magnesium Test

Side effects of Magnesium Test are:

  • The patient may feel dizziness from the sight of blood after sample collection.
  • Infection can be a risk after the needdle prick.

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