Zinc, Urine

Diagnostic Use

Zinc is an essential trace element, needed for normal growth and development, wound healing and immuno competence. It is associated with metaloenzymes.

Zinc is mainly excreted in the faeces with small amounts being lost via the kidneys: urinary zinc increases in nephrosis, post alcoholic hepatic cirrhosis and hepatic porphyria. Increased excretion also occurs in total starvation and on administration of chelation agents


Lipids/Trace Metals

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Laboratory Handling


Aliquot for UCRN to Core Laboratory


To avoid contamination, the specimen must be mixed well and then a 10mL aliquot is poured into a galanti tube BEFORE the 24 volume is measured.

Turnaround Time

5 days

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