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Use of an Intravenous Loading Test to Diagnose Magnesium Deficiency

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Diagnosing magnesium deficiency can be difficult. The amount of a loading dose that is excreted in the urine reflects the magnesium body stores. A person with normal stores will excrete almost all of a loading dose, while a deficient person will retain some, resulting in decreased excretion.

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