Magnesium, RBC
0092079
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
MG RBC
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Mon, Wed-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Royal blue (EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge whole blood and separate RBCs from plasma within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL RBCs to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.6 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from plasma: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
1.5-3.1 mmol/L
Interpretive Data
RBC magnesium results reflect the intracellular stores and general homeostasis of magnesium. Results may be falsely low if RBCs in the submitted specimen are lysed or not promptly separated from plasma.

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Note
CPT Code(s)
83735
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0092080Magnesium, RBCs
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Cross References
  • Intracellular Magnesium
  • MgRBCs