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- Zn RBC
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.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Red blood cells (RBCs)
Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
Centrifuge tube within 45 minutes of collection and separate plasma from cells. Discard the plasma. Using the original collection tube, submit only the RBCs to the laboratory.
Causes for Rejection
Plasma or serum submitted
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|070029||Zinc, RBC||5761-2||070031||Zinc, RBC||ug/dL||5761-2|