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Zinc, random urine

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ZINUR
Test group Zinc
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Inductively-Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least 3 days prior to sample collection.
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 10 mL urine
Sample type Random urine, second voided AM preferred
Preferred volume 7 mL urine
Min. Volume 2 mL urine
Processing notes Aliquot 7 mL. Store and transport sample at refrigerated. Order Quest #16502
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Grossly decomposed urine. hemolysis or fecal contamination. Use of metal based preservative.
Units µg/g Creatinine (mcg/g Creatinine)
Normal range
2nd voided urine in non-exposed ≥ 18 year old 100-810 µg/g creatinine
Synonyms Zn
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Set up 5x per week. Turn around 5-7 days.
Additional information 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.
CPT coding 82570-90, 84630-90
LOINC code 13473-4
Last Updated 3/24/2013 7:56:39 PM
Entry Number 1148
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