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Test Code ZNPLS / 001800-L Zinc, plasma

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp Laboratories

Useful For

Monitor exposure to zinc; evaluate suspected nutritional inadequacy, especially in enteral or parental nutrition, critically ill or burn patients; cases of diabetes or delayed wound healing; growth retardation; follow therapy, for example when higher intravenous zinc doses are used to balance excessive ongoing GI losses in long-term total parenteral nutrition; follow oral zinc therapy in Wilson's disease; confirm acrodermatitis enteropathica and follow therapy

Method Name

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Reference Values

Age

Male

Female

0 to 2 m

50–123

50–123

3 to 4 m

44–133

51–124

5 to 10 m

49–134

49–134

≥11 m

44–115

44–115

Report Available

2 - 4 days

Specimen Type

Plasma

Preferred Container

Royal Blue Top Tube (EDTA)

Preferred Volume

Plasma 2mL

Specimen Collection and Handling

Separate plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection, and transfer to a certified metal-free transport tube for shipment to the laboratory

Specimen Stability Information

Refrigerated: 14 days

 

Add On Capable

No

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

84630 Zinc, Quantitative