Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 945
This test measures the amount of zinc in the blood in order to diagnose zinc deficiency.
Zinc is one of the trace minerals that is required for a number of bodily functions and is involved in metabolism. It is normally present in the blood as well as in red blood cells in small amount. This test measures the amount of zinc in the blood in order to diagnose zinc deficiency, which can manifest in a number of non-specific ways, such as getting diarrhoea and loss of appetite.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Unexplained weight loss
• Wounds that won’t heal
• Lack of alertness
• Decreased sense of smell and taste
• Loss of appetite
• Open sores on the skin
Also Known As: Zn
Zinc testing does not have any special requirements
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Zinc test is typically 1-3 business days.