Relationship between skeletal muscle intracellular ionized magnesium and measurements of blood magnesium.

@article{Ryschon1996RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between skeletal muscle intracellular ionized magnesium and measurements of blood magnesium.},
  author={T W Ryschon and Donald Lee Rosenstein and David R Rubinow and Julie E. Niemela and Ronald J. Elin and Robert S Balaban},
  journal={The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
The current laboratory approach to assessing magnesium status is based on determining the concentration of total Mg ((Mg)) in serum or plasma. This strategy is problematic in that the amount of Mg in blood is less than 1% of total body Mg and does not accurately reflect (Mg) in other tissues. Furthermore, the (Mg) of blood does not distinguish biologically active, ionized Mg from the bound fraction. The goal of this study was to determine intracellular ionized Mg ((Mg++)i) of skeletal muscle in… CONTINUE READING