Zinc RBC - LG5095


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Intracellular Zinc
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma-Optimal emission spectrometry
CPT Code:84630
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-8 days.
Special Instructions:Limited utility as an indicator of deficiency as concentration does not correlate well with intake. Serum or plasma measurements are best for assessment of deficiency over short periods of time. For acute toxicity, zinc in urine may be a more reliable indicator of exposure.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.6 mL
Causes for Rejection:Collected in EDTA tube. Plasma sample.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge whole blood within 2 hours of collection and discard plasma. Leave RBCs in the original container and replace stopper.
Shipping Instructions:Ship RBCs refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2006460


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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