Product Code: LRbcZn
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by ICP.
CPT code: 84630
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Specimen clotted.
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1.5 mL Heparin RBC, washed 1x
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection container: Heparin tube
Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: RBC = 8.6 to 15.8 ug/mL
Reference one: Rips, S, Ripa, R.: Zinc and diabetes mellitus. Minerva Med., 86:415-421, 1995.
Reference two: Prasad, A.S.: Laboratory diagnosis of zinc deficiency. J. Am. Coll. Nutr., 4:591-598, 1985.
Reference three: Sandstead, H.H.: Requirements and toxicity of essential trace elements, illustrated by zinc and copper. Amer. J. Clin. Nutr., 61:621-624, 1995.
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