Zinc

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Synonym/Acronym:
Zn.

Rationale
To assist in assessing for zinc deficiency or toxicity, monitor therapeutic interventions, and assist in diagnosing disorders related to healing and immune function.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

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

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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