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Test Code ZINC24 Zinc, 24 Hour, Urine

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics' Nichols Institute, Inc. - Chantilly


Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reference Values

100-1200 mcg/24 h

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Acid Washed Metal Free Container
Specimen: Submit an entire 24-hour urine collection. Add 30 mL of 50% acetic acid or 30 mL of 6N HCl as preservative at start of collection.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated


Note:  1. Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements for at least 3 days prior to collection.

2. Starting and ending times of collection are required on request form for processing.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday-Saturday Afternoon

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5902811

Used For

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.