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Zinc - Blood

Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
Trace Metal Tube (Navy top)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Once a week
Reference Interval

Age

Lower Limit (µmol/L)

Upper Limit (µmol/L)

0-10 yrs

9.2

18.4

10 years +

10.1

16.8

 

Source: Mayo Medical Laboratories, Serum zinc reference interval. Available: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8620 

Reviewed on 09/12/2019.

Test Code
ZN
Container ID
TRE
Storage Instructions
Store at 4 deg C
Additional (Storage) Instructions

FOR REGIONAL LABORATORIES:

Please send trace metal tube directly to Austin Heidelberg. Do NOT aliquot.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEIDELBERG CSR:

Centrifuge and pour plasma into a clean, yellow top 10ml Sarstedt tube. Do not use a pipette to transfer the plasma because of the risk of contamination.

A miniumum of 0.2 mL of plasma is required.

Store plasma in Complex Chemistry rack at 4 deg C.