Zinc is an essential element involved in a myriad of enzyme systems including wound healing, immune function, and fetal development. Zinc measurement are used to detect and monitor industrial, dietary, and accidental exposure to zinc. Also, Zinc measurements may be used to evaluate health and monitor response to treatment.
Separate plasma or serum from cells within 2 hours. Transfer
separated plasma/serum to a plastic acid washed or metal free vial.
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis; Plasma/Serum not separated from cells within 2 hours; samples submitted in non-trace element or non-acid washed containers.
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)