Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ZINC, PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ZINCP      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 84630.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 29561

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma (preferred) or serum.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (trace element, no additive) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot plasma (preferred) or serum in metal-free aliquot tube; minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
See Specimen Processing Instructions.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements for at least 3 days before collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot at room temperature. Centrifuge serum or plasma at 1000 g within 2 hours of collection. Transfer to metal-free aliquot tube available from referred tests. Pour plasma or serum into aliquot. Do not use plastic transfer pipettes! 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Zinc, Pediatric Reference Ranges
< 6 months 26-141 mcg/dL
6-11 months 29-131 mcg/dL
1 year 31-120 mcg/dL
2-3 years 29-115 mcg/dL
4-5 years 48-119 mcg/dL
6-9 years 48-129 mcg/dL
10-13 years 25-148 mcg/dL
14-17 years 46-130 mcg/dL
Adults 60-130 mcg/dL
Detection limit 10 mcg/dL
CPT code(s):
84630
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Zinc.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Atomic Spectroscopy
Synonyms:
Quest test code 945

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday afternoon    
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