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Zinc

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
ZN
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Trace Metal with AliquotTrace Metal with Aliquot
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Samples are to be spun and aliquoted by the laboratory receiving the sample.

 

 

LAB STAFF NOTE : The Reference Lab will only receive aliquots which are sent in a metal-free aliquot tube (see container picture above).  Sample must be decanted by pour-off (do not use plastic pipettes). 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Diurnal variation occurs.

Highest values are seen early a.m.

Please collect separate tube for zinc sample.

Haemolysed specimens are unsuitable.

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

12-18 umol/L

 

Laboratory Use Only

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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