Zinc is an essential element which acts as a critical co-factor in various enzyme systems and is required for active wound healing. Zinc deficiency occurs due to lack of dietary absorption or loss after absorption. Zinc excess is not a major clinical concern. The only known effect of excessive zinc ingestion is interference with copper absorption leading to hypocupremia. This assay is useful for identifying the cause of abnormal serum zinc.

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  • Pre-test Information:
    Patients should refrain from sea/ fresh water fish 3 days prior to specimen collection. If Gadolinium or Iodine containing contrast media has been administered, specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample Daily by 6 pm; Report Next day
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