Magnesium (Mg2+) fulfills various functions in the human body. Complications associated with decreased Mg levels are neuromuscular irritability and cardiac symptoms. Elevated magnesium values can be observed e.g. in dehydration or renal disorders.
|Serum / Plasma|
|Women||1.9 – 2.5 mg/dL||0.77 – 1.03 mmol/L|
|Men||1.8 – 2.6 mg/dL||0.73 – 1.06 mmol/L|
|Neonates||1.2 – 2.6 mg/dL||0.48 – 1.05 mmol/L|
|Children||1.5 – 2.3 mg/dL||0.60 – 0.95 mmol/L|
|Neonates, Children, Adults||73 – 122 mg/24h||3 – 5 mmol/24h|
|Neonates, Children, Adults||2.1 – 3.3 mg/dL||0.85 – 1.35 mmol/L|
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Addison`s disease
- Ingestion of magnesium containing antacids
- Severe diarrhoea
- Renal loss