Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name MAGNESIUM
Components
Synonyms Mg, Mag
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred: 3mL Green / Yellow PST (lithium heparin) collection tube, Acceptable Plain RED or SST
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria Hemolysis
Methodology Colormetric Chlorophosphonazo III
Reference Range 1.6-2.6 mg/dL
CPT Code(s) 83735
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT < 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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