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Magnesium test

Page last reviewed: 13/07/2011

A magnesium test is used to measure the amount of magnesium in your blood. Your GP may suggest a magnesium test if you have symptoms such as nausea, weakness or cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that may be caused by abnormal levels of magnesium, calcium or potassium.

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