RBC Mg/Ca Ratio
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Minerals are essential elements that cannot be made by your body. They make up about 20% of the adult body weight, and must be obtained through your diet or as supplements. There are 20 minerals that can be measured in the blood, hair or urine. Functions of many of these are well known; some are not well known. Also, some minerals, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury, are toxic. Of course any mineral taken in great excess can be toxic.
Comprehensive mineral analysis may provide important insights and treatment strategies for various conditions including depression, neurological illnesses, cardiovascular conditions and depression.
The methodology is Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), where atoms of the minerals absorb energy from an argon plasma flame (7000-9000°C), which then emits the absorbed energy as light signals at discrete wavelengths or emission lines. The intensity of light at the specific emission lines relates to the quantity of the specific mineral.
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CPT: 83735, 82310
Profile Includes: Magnesium; calcium
Patient Preparation: None
Special Instructions: None
Specimen Volume: 6 mL Heparin whole blood
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Collection Container: Heparin tube
Transport Container: Collection container
Storage & Transport Instructions: Refrigerate. DO NOT FREEZE!
Causes for Rejection: Frozen specimen
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3100 North Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219
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