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* MAGNESIUM OB, BLOOD

Mnemonic

OB MG

Synonym

Mg++ - MG OB - OB Mg Therapy

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Fasting (8-14 hours) is recommended but not necessary.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red, or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens, avoid using anticoagulants that bind magnesium such as EDTA, oxalate and citrate

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

CPT Codes

83735

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:14:58 PM


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