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Test Code: ZIN

Tube type: Trace Element

Other acceptable tube types
Paediatric SST sample (yellow), Lithium heparin (green push cap) are acceptable for children.

Special instructions

Reference Range
0-65 years: 10 - 20
65+ years: 9 - 20

Sent away to Southmead Hospital (NBT), Bristol


Turnaround Time
9 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Acute inflammatory response causes rapid decrease in zinc concentration. Consider appropriateness of request if CRP is significantly elevated (e.g. if CRP 100-200 mg/L, there may be a 40-60% decrease in serum zinc concentration).
Zinc results should be interpreted alongside albumin and CRP results.


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