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Zinc

Zinc is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Zn.

Common Use:
To assist in assessing for vitamin deficiency or toxicity, monitor therapeutic interventions, and assist in diagnosing disorders such as acrodermatitis enteropathica.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a trace element-free, royal blue-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Atomic absorption spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.153)
Newborn–6 mo26–141 mcg/dL4–21.6 micromol/L
6–11 mo29–131 mcg/dL4.4–20 micromol/L
1–4 yr31–115 mcg/dL4.7–17.6 micromol/L
4–5 yr48–119 mcg/dL7.3–18.2 micromol/L
6–9 yr48–129 mcg/dL7.3–19.7 micromol/L
10–13 yr25–148 mcg/dL3.8–22.6 micromol/L
14–17 yr46–130 mcg/dL7–19.9 micromol/L
Adult70–120 mcg/dL10.7–18.4 micromol/L

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Zinc." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425391/all/Zinc.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Zinc. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425391/all/Zinc. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Zinc. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425391/all/Zinc
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Zinc [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425391/all/Zinc.
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