Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Sodium Heparin

Turn Around Time

7-10 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Zinc is an essential mineral vital for cognitive function, immunity, DNA synthesis, fertility, and maintenance of hair, skin, and nails (1, 2). Monitoring zinc levels is especially important for individuals with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians and vegans, who may be at risk of deficiency. Identifying Zinc deficiencies can guide appropriate dietary adjustments and supplementation, ensuring optimal health and preventing related disorders.

Zinc plasma levels are used for short-term assessment and can detect recent changes in zinc intake or supplementation. Zinc red cell levels provide a more stable, long-term picture of zinc status and are suitable for assessing chronic or ongoing deficiency. The choice between the two depends on the clinical context and the specific information needed for diagnosis or monitoring.


1. Nasiadek M, Stragierowicz J, Klimczak M, Kilanowicz A. The Role of Zinc in Selected Female Reproductive System Disorders. Nutrients. 2020 Aug 16;12(8):2464. Available from:

2. Prasad AS. Discovery of Human Zinc Deficiency: Its Impact on Human Health and Disease. Advances in Nutrition [Internet]. 2013 Mar 1;4(2):176–90. Available from:

Test Method



  • Zinc

Test Method

ICP-MS (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry)

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Age-related decline
    • DNA synthesis
    • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Diabetes management
  • Reproductive Health
    • Fertility
    • Pregnancy
  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Immune function
  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Skin disorders
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Vegetarians/Vegans
    • Zinc deficiency

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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