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Old 03-08-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Salifert Magnesium test confusion

Ok, I'm kind of confused about the last step. See the pics below. Instructions say to pull the syringe until the lower black part is at 1.0 ml. There is an air bubble and then the liquid actually starts at .825 ml. I dripped it until the color changed, and the black part was at .15 ml. This means I have 1485 mg?? Or am I doing it wrong? My CA is 420, kh 7.

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ID:	266755 black part is at .15 ml. There is an air bubble, then the liquid is at 0 ml and there is some in the pink tip. Is MG normal at 1485?
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Sounds fine, just make sure there isn't a bubble next time to ensure accuracy.
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The instructions say there is always an air bubble between the black part and solution. Just as long as there aren't any more along the syringe
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There shouldn't be such that it can make your test innacurate. Doesn't it say to bring the solution to the 1ml line?
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No, it says to get solution until the black part is at 1ml, not the solution.
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It's fine, the air bubble is going to be there all the time because that tip you have to put on the siring e, but in the second picture there is not air bubble why?
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It's fine, the air bubble is going to be there all the time because that tip you have to put on the siring e, but in the second picture there is not air bubble why?
If you look closely, there is an air bubble still, it's between the 0 ml and .15 ml mark
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Ok then, is good. The mag seems a little high , but yes that air bubble is going to be there all the time because that tip, and doesn't affect the test result
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What can I do to lower mg? Nothing?
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