Are serum magnesium levels measured in the evaluation for hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The serum magnesium level should always be checked to determine its potential contribution to the hypocalcemia. Occasionally, inadequate dietary magnesium intake leads to hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia, and hypocalcemia. [1]


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