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Magnesium Mg

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential nutritional factor. Participates in:

  1. energy production by cells
  2. muscle contraction
  3. nervous function
  4. maintenance of strong bones

The measurement of magnesium (Mg) is a part of the preventive Check Up for all ages to assess its adequate intake and to detect possible diseases of malabsorption:

  1. Food low in magnesium
  2. Gastrointestinal disorders (celiac disease, gastritis, ulcer, gastric bypass, medications, etc.)
  3. Increased needs (pregnancy, childhood, sports - physical exertion)

Need to measure is suggested in :

a. Signs of deficiency

  1. muscle weakness, twitching, cramps
  2. confusion,
  3. changes in heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmias)
  4. epileptic seizures.

b. Deficiency conditions

  1. diarrhea
  2. alcoholism
  3. Taking drugs that prevent its absorption/retention (digoxin, cyclosporine, diuretics, insulin, antibiotics, phenytoin).

c. Treatment monitoring:

Measuring magnesium is necessary periodically to assess the effectiveness of magnesium treatments or take magnesium-rich supplements.

For adults, the following are applied:

Expected levels in healthy people: 1.80-2.40 mg

Simple blood collection at any time of the day, without preparing food or avoiding medication

Avoid magnesium supplements for 12 hours

  1. The result is given on the same day.
  2. Possibility of urgent response in about 1 hour

The private cost of an individual examination (Magnesium Mg) is 6 euros*.

The examination is prescribed at the EOPYY**, with the participation of the examinee as defined in the referral (15%, unless otherwise stated)

*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up

**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions

Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and

The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor

Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology

April 2019

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