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Zinc 24hrs Urine

Test Name

Zinc 24hrs Urine

Plain 24 bottle Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 24 hour plain container bottle

Minimum Volume = 15 mL urine from mixed urine collection

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: 24 hours urine collected in plain container without preservative. Ensure collection bottle is labelled correctly. Keep the collected urine refrigerated if possible and return to lab ASAP. Avoid mineral supplements for 5 days.

Write your "start" and "end" date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Transportation: Send sample to SMH core lab as soon as possible.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Provide collection date and 24 hours urine volume. Aliquit 15 mL urine from mixed 24 h urine collection, store and send cold.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Urine collected with acid / alkaline or leaking specimen will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

1.5 - 9.2 µmol/d

Test Code



ICP-TripleQ MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: September 26, 2019