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Test Details
Test Name : Magnesium Rbc
Alternative Test Names : Magnesium Rbc, Magnesium Red Blood Cell
Code: MGRB
Test Overview : Evaluate magnesium deficiency.
Test Preparation Instructions : High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most trace element tests. If gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media have been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 48 hours.
Turnaround Time: 7 DAYS
Reference Interval:
Age Reference Interval
Sex Low High Component Low High Units Note
M/F 1.56 2.60 Millimole / Litre
Sex Low High Component

Reference Interval
Low High Units Note
1.56 2.60 Millimole / Litre
(1) Reference range based on
non-occupationally exposed population.

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type: Erythrocytes
Container: Dark Blue (Na Heparin Or K2edta)
Volume: 2.00mL

Collection Requirements: Collect specimen in a dark blue top tube (Na Heparin or K2EDTA). Centrifuge and remove plasma and buffy coat from red blood cells and discard. Transfer the remaining red blood cells into a transport tube.
Storage and Transport: Store and ship refrigerated.

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