This test is used to detect zinc deficiency as well as monitor exposure to zinc.Zinc is an essential element associated with promoting immune function, fetal development and wound healing. Measurements of zinc are used to evaluate health and monitor responses to treatment.It also is used to detect and monitor zinc exposure through diet and accidental exposure.
Some symptoms associated with zinc deficiency are weak immune system, diarrhea, thinning hair, acne or rash.
Those who experience symptoms associated with zinc deficiency; Those who have been diagnosed with having diabetes, hemodialysis, HIV, nutrient absorption syndromes and rheumatoid arthritis as they are known to absorb less zinc.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.