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Zinc Plasma (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Plasma Zinc
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:ZNP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTAMetal-Free EDTA
Collection & Request Instructions:

Diurnal variation occurs; highest values are seen in early am.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store frozen

Blood should be separated as soon as possible  after collection (approx. 1 hr.) to prevent haemolysis, minimise cell leakage and reduce any contamination from rubber stoppper.

External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice
Method:

ICPMS ( from 17/02/2014)

 

 

 

 

Additional Notes:

Plasma Reference Interval:  12—18 umol/L

Source: Tietz 4th Ed 2006

Method: ICPMS (from 17/02/2014)

Note: Blood should be separated as soon as possible after collection (approx. 1 hr) to prevent haemolysis, minimise cell leakage and reduce any contamination from rubber stopper.