What is a Magnesium blood test?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of the human body. Although it is found in a small proportion of the body (0.05% of the total body weight), it is essential from a structural and functional point of view.
Why get a Magnesium blood test?
You may need a magnesium blood test if you experience symptoms of low magnesium or high magnesium levels.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Convulsions (in severe cases).
- Muscle deterioration.
- Vomiting and nausea.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication.
✓ Magnesium: is a metallic element found in your bone, essential to life. Measures the amount of Magnesium in your blood.
- Decompensated kidney failure, chronic nephropathy.
- Diabetes mellitus, diabetic coma before starting treatment.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Lithium carbonate poisoning, salicylates.
- Digestive disorders.
- Renal disorders.
- Excessive sweating.
- Septic conditions.
- Excessive lactation.
- Chronic heart failure.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Magnesium results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.