clinical definition of zinc (serum)
Zinc is an important and required mineral which helps in developing the body's immune system to respond appropriately. Zinc helps in cell division, growth, healing of wounds healing and the disintegration of carbohydrates. Zinc is also a vital component of more than 200 enzymes that are part of a broad category of body actions including actions like sense of smell and taste.
when do you expect results?
24 to 36 Hours
why get tested?
Zinc test is conducted to check for any deficiency of Zinc which helps in the diagnosis and treatment of any identified deficiencies.
reason to take zinc (serum) test
Problems with the sense of taste and smell
Hypogonadism in males
Loss of hair
Multiple skin lesions
Wounds that take more time to heal
Trouble viewing in the dark
preparations needed for zinc (serum) test
No Fasting Required.
Specimen type: Serum (Blood Sample) , Specimen collection procedure : Venipuncture - Collection of blood from a vein, usually from the arm.
Understanding results ofZinc (serum)
|Newborn||49.5 - 99.7 Ug/dl|
|School Children||63.8 - 110 Ug/dl|
|Females||70.0 - 114 Ug/dl **|
|Males||72.6 to 127 Ug/dl **|
‘*A Reference range is a set of values which helps the healthcare professional to interpret a medical test. It may vary with age, gender, and other factors. Reference ranges may also vary between labs, in value & units depending on instruments used and method of establishment of reference ranges’