The normal range for blood magnesium level is 1.7 to 2.2 mg/dL (0.85 to 1.10 mmol/L).
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your provider about the meaning of your specific test results.
This test is done when your health care provider suspects you have an abnormal level of magnesium in your blood. About half of the body’s magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found inside cells of body tissues and organs.
Magnesium is needed for many chemical processes in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function and keeps the bones strong.
Magnesium is also needed for the heart to function normally and to help regulate blood pressure. Magnesium also helps the body control blood sugar level and helps support the body’s defense (immune) system.
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