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Zinc, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)

Methodology

Atomic Absorption Spectrometric (AAS)

Specimen Requirements

Draw an early-morning specimen in a metal-free, plain, royal blue-top tube(s) from a fasting patient. Spin down within 1 hour of draw, and send 3 mL (minimum volume:  1 mL) of serum refrigerated. (Serum left in contact with RBC >1 hour or hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.)

Reference Values

60-130 µg/dL

Fasting specimen <60 µg/dL may represent deficient zinc status.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84630