Overview of Urine Magnesium
What is Urine Magnesium?
Why is Urine Magnesium done?
The test is done to access low levels of calcium and potassium in the urine, in case the patient has fatigue, nausea, and cardiac irregularities, muscle cramps, loss of appetite and seizures. It is also done during the treatment of alcoholism, malnutrition and mal-absorption and evaluation of kidney disorders and diabetes.
Preparation for Urine Magnesium
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Urine Magnesium
Interpreting Urine Magnesium results
The test result for a 24-hr urine sample, ranges from 18 to 130 mg/day in women and 28 to 180 mg/day in men.