ZINC

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Centrifuge, pour off plasma from cells within 2 hours and send 2.0 mL plasma (0.7 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Do not pipette serum or plasma.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Dark blue no-additive

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, serum or plasma not separated from cells within 2 hours.

Methodology
Atomic Absorption

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
60 - 130 mcg/dL

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeZINC
CPT-4 Code (s)
84630
LOINC Codes
5763-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory