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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

do hospitals have a method of testing intracellular magnesium levels?

hello i would like to know if hospitals have a method of testing intracellular levels of magnesium and other electrolytes

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mg2+ is a toxic chemical that isn't needed in vivo. If magnesium intoxication is suspected the biomedical scientists do blood tests to check plasma concentration. If Mg2+ levels too high then CaCl2 is injected IV.

    Other electrolytes are measured the same way.

    Source(s): MPharm student
  • 1 decade ago

    Only plasma/serum levels are tested.

    Source(s): med tech/PA
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