Test Name: Magnesium
Health Link Test Code: MAG
LIS Test Code: MG
CPT Code(s): 83735
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
|5 months-5 years||1.7-2.3|
|21 years and up||1.6-2.6|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Critical Calls: yes