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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
5 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
DO NOT USE SST TUBE - stopper contains Zinc.
Reference Ranges
Male  11-20 umol/L     Female   11-18 umol/L
Clinical notes
Zinc is an essential cofactor for many enyzmes.Zn deficiency can be associated with anorexia, impaired taste, dermatitis and delayed wound healing, but there is no evidence that Zn supplements helps wound healing in those who are not Zn deficient.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 16/08/2018