Red blood cell magnesium test

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The red blood cell magnesium test measures the concentration of magnesium inside red blood cells. This is thought to be a more reliable test than serum magnesium as very little of the body's magnesium is found in the serum. 99% of total magnesium is found in bone, Muscles and non-muscular soft tissue.[1]

Studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1991, Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]
  • 1994, Normal red cell magnesium concentrations and magnesium loading tests in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.[3]
  • 1997, Magnesium deficit in a sample of the Belgian population presenting with chronic fatigue.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ketteler, Markus; Jahnen-Dechent, Wilhelm (February 1, 2012). "Magnesium basics". Clinical Kidney Journal. 5 (Suppl 1): i3–i14. doi:10.1093/ndtplus/sfr163. ISSN 2048-8505.
  2. Cox, I. M.; Campbell, M. J.; Dowson, D. (March 30, 1991). "Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome". Lancet (London, England). 337 (8744): 757–760. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID 1672392.
  3. Hinds, G.; Bell, N. P.; McMaster, D.; McCluskey, D. R. (September 1994). "Normal red cell magnesium concentrations and magnesium loading tests in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. 31 (Pt 5): 459–461. doi:10.1177/000456329403100506. ISSN 0004-5632. PMID 7832571.
  4. Moorkens, G.; Manuel y Keenoy, B.; Vertommen, J.; Meludu, S.; Noe, M.; De Leeuw, I. (December 1997). "Magnesium deficit in a sample of the Belgian population presenting with chronic fatigue". Magnesium Research. 10 (4): 329–337. ISSN 0953-1424. PMID 9513929.

serum The clear yellowish fluid that remains from blood plasma after clotting factors have been removed by clot formation. (Blood plasma is simply blood that has had its blood cells removed.)

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