Zinc Protoporphyrin – Blood testing
|Test Requested||Required Requisition(s)||Specimen Type||Minimum Volume||Collection Kit|
Blood-Heparinized- green vacutainer (hemoguard)
Submission and Collection Notes
Specimen should be mixed to ensure anticoagulant is effective to minimize clotting. Clotted blood will not be analyzed.
Preparation Prior to Transport
Label the specimen container with the patient’s full name, date of collection and one other unique identifier such as the patient’s date of birth or Health Card Number. Failure to provide this information may result in rejection or testing delay.
Specimens should be stored at 2-8°C following collection and shipped to PHOL on ice packs
Test Frequency and Turnaround Time (TAT)
Zinc Protoporphyrin testing is performed Monday to Friday.
Turnaround time is up to 5 days from time of receipt at PHO laboratory.
Results are reported to the ordering physician or health care provider as indicated on the requisition
Zinc Protoporphyrin testing is performed by the Hematofluorometer method.