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Expected Turnaround Time
2 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red blood cells (RBCs)
Green-top (heparin) tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, royal blue-top (EDTA) tube, or tan-top lead-free tube
Centrifuge tube as soon as possible and separate plasma from cells. Discard the plasma. Using the original collection tube, submit only the RBCs to the laboratory.
Causes for Rejection
Serum or plasma specimen
Evaluate magnesium deficiency
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS); inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|080283||Magnesium, RBC||26746-8||080283||Magnesium, RBC||mg/dL||26746-8|