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BCH Order Code ZNUCR Zinc/Creatinine Ratio, Random, Urine


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: High concentrations of barium are known to interfere with most metal tests. If barium-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for at least 96 hours.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container with no metal cap or glued insert

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic urine tube or clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.


Useful For

Identifying the cause of abnormal serum zinc concentrations using a random urine specimen

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
ZNCU Zinc/Creat Ratio, U No Yes
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U No Yes

Method Name

ZNCU: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

CRETR: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

Zinc/Creat Ratio, Random, U

Specimen Type

Urine

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  14 days

Reference Values

ZINC/CREATININE:

0-17 years: not established

≥18 years: 89-910 mcg/g creatinine

 

CREATITINE:

≥18 years old: 16-326 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are less than 18 years of age.

Day(s) Performed

Sunday, Wednesday

Report Available

2 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

84630

82570

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ZNUCR Zinc/Creat Ratio, Random, U 13473-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
615260 Zinc/Creat Ratio, U 13473-4
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U 2161-8