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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.
< 6 months: 26 - 141 mcg/mL, < 12 months: 29 - 131 mcg/mL, < 2 years: 31 - 120 mcg/mL,
< 4 years: 29 - 115 mcg/mL, < 6 years: 48 - 119 mcg/mL, < 10 years: 48 - 129 mcg/mL
< 14 years: 25 - 148 mcg/mL, < 18 years: 46 - 130 mcg/mL, >= 18 years: 60 - 130
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in Royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Specimen must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot into acid washed, metal free screw capped aliquot tube and refrigerate. (Tube with RBC's is no longer required to be sent as well)