Zinc, Plasma or Serum
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Plasma (Preferred) or Serum

Results: 4-5 business days

Description:
Zinc is necessary for proper immune and brain functioning. Deficiency symptoms include: irritability, fatigue, depression, poor appetite, and poor sense of taste and smell.

Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)

Clinical Significance:
Zinc is an essential element involved in a myriad of enzyme systems including wound healing, immune function, and fetal development. Zinc measurements 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.

Alternative Name(s):
ZN, Plasma

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.