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Zinc (whole blood) Blood Test
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Zinc (whole blood) Blood Test

Zinc (whole blood) Blood Test

Zinc is found in cells throughout the body and is involved in keeping the immune system healthy whilst also supporting cell division, cell growth and wound healing. This test measures the amount of zinc specifically in your red blood cells.
Blood sample 1 test included 4 working days turnaround


Zinc is necessary for immune fuction, wound healing, your sense of taste and smell. It is essential for cell division and growth. Zinc deficiency results from inadequate intake of zinc, or inadequate absorption of zinc into the body. Signs of zinc deficiency includes hair loss, skin lesions, loss of appetite and diarrhoea. This test measures the level of zinc specifically in your red blood cells.

Our bodies need only small amounts of zinc to function properly. Zinc can be found in red meat, poultry, pulses, seeds and nuts. Even though zinc is an essential requirement for a healthy body, too much zinc can be harmful. Excessive absorption of zinc can also suppress copper and iron absorption.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.