Zinc, Random Urine

Test Code
16502

CPT Codes
84630, 82570

Includes
Creatinine

Preferred Specimen
7 mL random urine collected in an acid-washed or metal-free container

Minimum Volume
3 mL

Instructions
Collect urine in an acid washed plastic container.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis • Fecal contamination

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Sun, Wed, Fri; Report Available: 1 day

Clinical Significance
Zinc is an essential element involved in a myriad of enzyme systems including wound healing, immune function, and fetal development. Zinc measurements are used to detect and monitor industrial, dietary, and accidental exposure to zinc. Also, Zinc measurements may be used to evaluate health and monitor response to treatment.



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.