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Magnesium is an important mineral needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. It also helps the body make and use energy and is needed to move other electrolytes (potassium and sodium) into and out of cells.
Most of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and inside the cells. Only a tiny amount of magnesium is normally present in the blood.
Magnesium is found in fibre-rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, avocados, bananas, wholemeal bread and brown rice as well as in fish and meat.
Excess magnesium exposure can cause breathing problems, skin and eye irritation, flu-like symptoms and an upset stomach.
Low magnesium can cause muscle aches and pains, lack of energy, osteoporosis, irregular heart beat, and high blood pressure. Low magnesium is associated with heart disease, artherosclerosis, stroke and diabetes.
This is for anyone looking to measure the amount of magnesium in the body.
It is also for employers required to carry out biological monitoring for workers potentially exposed to magnesium.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Magnesium is an important mineral needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. It helps the body make and use energy and aids the movement of electrolytes such as potassium and sodium into and out of cells.
The kidneys remove any excess magnesium from the body so developing raised magnesium levels (hypermagnesemia) is rare. However, those with kidney problems and those supplementing high amounts of magnesium may be at risk of developing hypermagnesemia.
A low magnesium level can be caused by poor nutrition and a high intake of alcohol. Magnesium is found in a variety of foods including nuts, leafy green vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
We will send you your Magnesium (serum) finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample option during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Magnesium (serum) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Magnesium (serum) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Magnesium (serum) test results.
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