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Test Code BZN Zinc, Blood

Collection Container

Dark Blue (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Metal Free Blood

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Dark blue (serum)

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.6 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14
days

Reasons for Rejection

Not in metal free tube, unspun royal blue tube, collected in a
gel barrier tube.

Methodology

Inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry

Turnaround Time

3 – 6 days

CPT Code

84630

LOINC Code

8245-3