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ID:223 Zinc
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DescriptionA trace metal important in protein synthesis and many enzymatic reactions.
IndicationDeficiency or toxicity suspected
Additional InfoBreast milk zinc levels are often requested in cases of Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation Plasma zinc may be affected during an acute phase reaction important to measure CRP in such cases.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeTrace Metals
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Collection Conditions For paediatric samples 0.5mL heparinised blood would be suitable
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Twice Weekly

Ref. Range (Male)9.8 - 17.9
Ref. Range (Female)9.8 - 17.9
Ref. Range (Paed)Age-dependant
Ref. Range NotesReference range was altered from 1st March 2007
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHH. Review due on 09/04/2019 07:57:56. Published By on 09/04/2018 07:57:56.