Zinc (serum) Blood Test


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A test to measure the amount of zinc in the blood.

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Zinc (serum) Blood Test

About this test

Zinc is necessary for immune fuction, wound healing, your sense of taste and smell. It is essential for cell division and growth.

Zinc the removes toxic metals from the brain, such as copper, lead, cadmium, and mercury.

Zinc deficiency results from inadequate intake of zinc, or inadequate absorption of zinc into the body. Signs of zinc deficiency includes hair loss, skin lesions and diarrhoea. Our bodies need only small amounts of zinc to function properly. Zinc can be found in red meat, poultry, pulses, seeds and nuts. 

Even though zinc is an essential requirement for a healthy body, too much zinc can be harmful. Excessive absorption of zinc can also suppress copper and iron absorption. The free zinc ion in solution is highly toxic to plants, invertebrates, and even vertebrate fish.

Who is this test for?

This test is for individuals wanting to know the level of zinc in the body.

It is also for employers required to carry out biological monitoring for workers potentially exposed to zinc.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Trace Metals

Zinc is necessary for immune function, wound healing, taste, smell and is essential for cell division and growth. Zinc also removes toxic metals such as copper, lead and mercury from the brain. 

Even though zinc is an essential requirement for a healthy body, too much zinc can be harmful. Care is needed when taking zinc supplements as it is possible to overdose on zinc. A raised zinc result may be due to over supplementing.

A low result may be caused by a lack of zinc in your diet. Zinc can be found in red meat, poultry, pulses, seeds and nuts. 

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Zinc (serum) Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Zinc (serum) Blood Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Zinc (serum) Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Zinc (serum) Blood Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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