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Test Code ZRBC Zinc, RBC

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp of America


Inductively-Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reference Values

878 - 1660  µg/dL



Test Classification and CPT Coding


Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Navy blue-top metal-free (EDTA) tube(s)

Specimen: 1 mL RBC's only (0.125 mL min)

Temperature: Refrigerate


Note: Centrifuge tube within 45 minutes of collection and separate the plasma from cells. Discard the plasma. Using the original collection tube, submit only the RBCs to the laboratory

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Useful For

Zinc is an essential trace element. Subnormal levels are associated with alcoholic cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis, myocardial infarction, acute and chronic infections. High levels may be due to industrial exposure.

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5900532