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Request A Test is Now Offering More Choices for Magnesium Testing

Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is now offering their customers the option of ordering Magnesium and Magnesium RBC lab testing. Magnesium deficiency is a health concern that continues to gain awareness. Magnesium is a mineral which is vital to maintaining good health. With two types of Magnesium tests available, patients can take advantage of the convenient and affordable services provided by Request A Test to check their Magnesium levels whenever they need to. Orders for Magnesium or any other lab tests can be done online or over the phone with no need to schedule a doctor’s appointment or go through an insurance provider. With 1000’s of convenient lab locations across the country, taking charging of your health has never been easier.

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. Proper Magnesium levels are vital to maintaining a number of the body’s functions, especially those of the kidneys, heart, and muscles. Magnesium helps keep strong bones, supports the immune system, and keeps the heart beating. Blood pressure, blood sugar levels, metabolism, and protein synthesis are all assisted by this important mineral. Healthy Magnesium levels have been found to help prevent hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It also helps to regulate important nutrients like calcium, zinc, potassium, and vitamin D. Members of the medical community like Morley Robbins, founder of the Magnesium Advocacy Group, work to increase awareness of the variety of benefits to maintaining healthy Magnesium levels. Magnesium is found in abundance in whole grains, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. While many people in the United States do not get enough magnesium in their diet, Magnesium deficiency can also be the result of medical conditions which affect the body’s ability to properly maintain normal levels. Gastrointestinal disorders can impair the body’s ability to properly absorb magnesium from the food we eat. Illnesses which affect the kidneys as well as medications such as diuretics and antibiotics can cause the body to expel too much magnesium in the urine. Typical symptoms of Magnesium deficiency can include chronic fatigue, muscle pain or weakness, insomnia, headaches, nausea, depression, anxiety, and irregular heartbeat.

There are two types of commonly ordered Magnesium tests. A Magnesium Serum test provides a measurement of Magnesium levels in the blood. This test can be useful for a routine Magnesium check.    However, when a person’s body is not getting enough Magnesium, it will typically pull the mineral out of the cells and into the blood to assist in vital functions like keeping the heart beating at a normal rate. In many cases, a Magnesium RBC test can be more useful in evaluating a suspected case of Magnesium deficiency. A RBC test will provide a measurement of Magnesium levels in the cells rather than just the blood. In all but the most serious cases of deficiency, a regular blood test may show normal Magnesium levels whereas an RBC test will indicate if levels are actually low. A person who has shown normal levels on a Magnesium serum test and is still experiencing symptoms associated with Magnesium deficiency should consider taking a Magnesium RBC test for a more in depth analysis of their bodies Magnesium level.

Request A Test continues to add new options to their catalogue of available lab tests. They are committed to providing the most comprehensive selection of direct to consumer testing. For more information about Magnesium testing or any of Request A Test’s services, or to place an order call 1-888-732-2348 or visit their website at

About Request A Test
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.

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