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ID:268 Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)
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DescriptionZinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) is a compound found in red blood cells when haem production is inhibited by lead and/or by lack of iron.
IndicationMonitoring lead toxicity. Occasionally for investigation of anaemia.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationRaised with lead toxicity and iron deficiency anaemia

Ref. Range (Male)5 - 55 ug/dL
Ref. Range (Female) 5 - 55 ug/dL
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesIncreasingly, the ZPP/Hb ratio is requested. In the non exposed population the value is less than 2.0, and in the lead exposed population the level is acceptable up to less than 20.0ug/g.
Unitsug/dL


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT6 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT6 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : AK. Last edited on 09/04/2019 07:57:15. Published By RB on 09/04/2018 07:57:15.