Zinc deficiency is usually accompanied by decreased urine zinc excretion. Zinc deficiency, however, may be in part due to excess urine losses, especially in cirrhosis, hemolytic anemias, sickle cell disease, alcoholism, diabetes, or chronic renal diseases.
Zinc poisoning through inhalation of zinc oxide fumes or dust often produces symptoms of respiratory tract irritation, chest pain and cough, fatigue, headache, nausea, fever, and muscle pain.
Zinc is utilized as an alloying agent in brass and other metals, as well as in metal plating. Zinc chloride is often produced in the chemical smoke generators that are employed in industry. Zinc chloride is also used in soldering fluxes and wood preservatives.
Diagnosing zinc deficiency especially in chronic liver/kidney disease, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes, alcoholism.; zinc exposure at work place causing toxicity.
First sample of morning, collected in a clean container, mid-stream, after letting go initial urine.
Zinc,24 Hr.,Urine – TC – 946
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