Zinc

Test investigation

Zinc

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

µmol/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

Zn

Comments precautions

Nutritional assessment

Sample type

Trace elements tube (Navy top BD tube) or non-gel tube (plasma or serum)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Once weekly

Reference intervals

Male: (19 – 64 y) 10.1 – 20.2 umol/L Male (> 64 y) 8.0 – 20.0 umol/L Female: (19 – 64 y) 9.6 – 20.5 umol/L Female (< 64 y) 9.2 – 19.2 umol/L Neonates: 5.0 – 21.5 umol/L Children: (0.5 – 18 y) 9.8 – 19.0 umol/L