ZINC LEVEL TEST(serum/plasma/urine)
Zinc (Zn) is found throughout human body cells. It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health. It is an important mineral that helps the immune system to fight off any unwanted bacteria and viruses. Zinc is also an important factor in cell division, protein-making, DNA, healing wounds, fertility in men, and for proper sense of taste and smell. Zinc deficient pregnant mothers can severely affect the development of baby cells.
How much daily ZINC input is needed for humans?
The amount of zinc a person needs depends on age. Average daily recommended amounts for different ages are listed below in milligrams (mg):
- Birth to–3 years 2-3 mg
- Children 4-13 years 5-8 mg
- Teens 14–18 years (boys) 11 mg
- Teens 14–18 years (girls) 9 mg
- Adults (men) 11 mg
- Adults (women) 8 mg
Diagnosing zinc deficiency
Zinc is distributed in trace amounts among the cells in your body, making it difficult to detect zinc deficiency through a simple blood test. If your doctor suspects a zinc deficiency, they will need to test your blood plasma for an accurate reading. Other tests for zinc deficiency include a urine test and an analysis of a strand of your hair to measure the zinc content. Sometimes zinc deficiency is a symptom of another condition. For example, some conditions may cause zinc to be processed in your body but not absorbed well. Zinc deficiency can also lead to copper deficiency. Your doctor will be aware of these possibilities. They may do additional testing to get to the root of your deficiency.
Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency
The deficiency of Zinc affects the production of healthy cells in the body. The main symptoms are
- unexplained weight loss
- wounds that won’t heal
- lack of alertness
- decreased sense of smell and taste
- loss of appetite
- Repeated infections
- Hypogonadism in males
- Loss of hair
- Slow growth
- Trouble viewing in the dark
Getting prepare ZINC LEVEL TEST(serum/plasma/urine)
There is no specific pre-requirement of zinc test. It does not require any fasting. If you are taking any medication, then do inform your health care professional.
Procedure of ZINC LEVEL TEST(serum/plasma/urine)
As per instruction issued by the healthcare professional the test is conducted on a Blood sample or Urine Sample. The blood sample is collected from the vein by the lab technician.
Reading ZINC LEVEL TEST(serum/plasma/urine)
Normal serum zinc is 0.66 to 1.10 mcg/mL.
Treating zinc deficiency
If you are “zinc-deficient” try to add the following to your diet for long-term results.
- wheat germ
- baked beans
Zinc can also be taken in the form of multivitamin supplements. Don’t take zinc supplements without consulting a healthcare professional because Zinc can interact with some antibiotics, arthritis medications, and diuretics.
ZINC (serum/plasma/urine) Level test at AWAMI LAB GUJRAT
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