Magnesium

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Magnesium tests measure the amount of magnesium in the blood. This mineral is crucial for various bodily functions, such as muscle and nerve activity, energy metabolism, and maintaining a healthy heart rhythm. Low magnesium levels can cause symptoms like fatigue and confusion, and testing may be done to check for deficiencies or monitor treatment of conditions like kidney disease. The test can determine if a person needs to take dietary supplements or other treatments to get enough magnesium.

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Description

Magnesium tests measure how much magnesium is in the blood. Magnesium is an important mineral for the body’s functioning and is essential for numerous metabolic processes. It plays a key role in muscle and nerve functioning, maintaining a normal heartbeat, and metabolizing carbohydrates and proteins. Low levels of magnesium can cause symptoms such as confusion, fatigue, and muscle weakness. A magnesium test may be ordered if a person has symptoms that suggest a magnesium deficiency, such as seizures, tingling and numbness, or abnormal heart rhythms. It may also be ordered to monitor treatments for disorders that can cause magnesium levels to be low, such as kidney disease. A magnesium test is important for assessing an individual’s health and may help determine if a person is getting enough magnesium in their diet or if further treatment is needed.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation