What is Magnesium test?
Magnesium is the second most important mineral in human cells after potassium. It plays a key role in cellular metabolism involving glucose, fatty acids, and proteins.
Why get the Magnesium test?
Magnesium deficiency or hypomagnesemia may be seen in chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol). Also, by restoring magnesium levels, those with diabetes seem to improve, especially on insulin sensitivity and metabolism.
When to take this test?
AnytimeEvery 6 monthsNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Magnesium