Magnesium, Stool

Test Code
1221218

CPT Codes
83735<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing.**

Preferred Specimen
Minimum: 2 grams random stool, submitted in an acid-washed, metal-free container

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emmision Spectrometry

Setup Schedule
Set up: Wed a.m.; Report available: 14 days after set up

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation: Not for clinical diagnostic purposes.
Magnesium is used industrially to manufacture precision instruments and refractory materials. It can also be found in flash bulbs, flares, and signal lights. Industrial exposure in usually manifested as metal fume fever, due to inhalation of dust; symptoms of this include conjunctivitis and discolored sputum.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044



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