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MAGNESIUM, URINE, RANDOM

Mnemonic

U MG R

Synonym

Urine Magnesium - Mg++ - MG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, one sterile, metal-free container without preservatives

Handling

Remove particulates by centrifugation prior to analysis. Legacy Laboratories will adjust the pH to 2 with 6N HCl before testing occurs.

Preferred Volume

5.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Samples collected using cotton balls.

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not Established

CPT Codes

83735

Last Updated: Monday, June 19, 2017 03:41:40 PM


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