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Magnesium - description and reference ranges

What is it?

Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in a wide range of functions including the maintenance of your heart rhythm and muscle contraction.

Reference ranges

If your indicative magnesium concentration is lower than the reference range for our laboratory:

Very low levels of magnesium can cause muscle weakness, muscle spasms, nausea and vomiting, pins and needles, and palpitations.

You can discuss this result with your GP.

If your indicative magnesium concentration is higher than the reference range for our laboratory:

This can be a sign of dehydration, i.e. not enough fluid in the body, or a problem with adrenal gland, as well as a possible malfunction of kidneys that are not removing sufficient amount of magnesium from the body.

You can discuss this result with your GP.

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