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Zinc

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Eurofins Biomnis code

ZN

Synonyms

  • Zincaemia
  • Zn

Clinic significance

In serum, a decrease is observed in enteropathic acrodermatitis with alopecia, diarrhoea, skin lesions. Cases of nutritional hypozincaemia are also observed with increased requirements (premature infants, pregnancy), increased losses and/or catabolism and in the case of certain treatments. In contrast, its level increases in familial hyperzincaemia or in the case of exposure to metal fumes.

Prenalytics

  • 2 mL
  • Sodium heparin plasma ((do not use tubes with separator gel)
  • Refrigerated

Further information

  • Centrifuge the sample and decant rapidly
  • Not to to be performed on haemolysed sample
  • Spin down and immediately decant plasma from cells. Immediately decant the plasma.(maximum 1 hour)

Specific equipment available

T4 : Sodium Heparin tube


Methodology

ICP/MS

Turnaround time

4 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Lyon
Specialty
Analytical Chemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Gilles PANTEIX
Dr Nicole COUPRIE
Phone(s)
+334 72 80 10 41
+334 72 80 10 04

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