Preferred Sample Type

Magnesium (urine)

Suitable Specimen Types

Plain Spot Urine

Magnesium (urine)

Specimen Volume

Minimum sample volume 0.5 mL

Sample Preparation

24 hour urine into plain container (black label) or random spot urine suitable

Sample Processing In Laboratory

Acidify urine on receipt by laboratory

Reference Range

2.4-6.5 mmol/24hr

Source of Reference Range

Pathology Harmony recommendations

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