Item Value
Test name Magnesium, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Chemistry
Normal range 1.8 - 2.4 mg/dL

Normal range was determined by testing 271 male and female adult healthy blood donors at UCSF. Pediatric patients will use adult range due to comparable ranges between UCSF's normal study and Soldin, Steven J. Pediatric Reference Intervals, 6th edition, AACC Press, 2007.
Container type Light green top preferred, Gold top acceptable
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
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Sample type Plasma or serum

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