At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To measure the amount of zinc in the blood (serum/plasma) in order to identify/diagnose deficiency or to monitor response to supplementation
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms that may suggest zinc deficiency e.g hair loss, poor wound healing
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or rarely a 24 hour urine sample
Test Preparation Needed?
No test preparation is needed (although fasting results are preferred as zinc concentrations can decrease after meals)