Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)Main Content
Test Code: 948
Alternative Name(s): Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Protoporphyrin, Zinc, ZPPP
Clinical Significance: Zinc protoporphyrin is elevated in chronic lead poisoning and iron deficiency anemia. Its measurement is commonly included in screening for lead exposure, and in evalutation of anemia. This assay is not recommended for monitoring acute intermittent porphyria.
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Supply: T02 - Lavender 4mL Blood Tube
Preferred Specimen: Whole Blood - PROTECTED FROM LIGHT
Preferred Volume: 4mL
Collection Instructions: Specimen should be foil-wrapped to protect from light. Use a lead-free tube if blood lead is also requested.
Transport Container: EDTA Lavender-top 4mL tube
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 days
Reject Criteria: Specimens received frozen, hemolyzed, and/or clotted
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