About Zinc (24 hour urine)
What is zinc?
Zinc is an essential element involved in a variety of bodily functions including haemoglobin production, immune health, wound healing, DNA production and protein production. Dietary zinc is commonly found in high protein foods such as meat, fish and dairy, it can also be found in nuts and seeds. Zinc is required only in trace amounts and is not readily stored in the body’s tissues. This means that dietary deficiency or excess of zinc can lead to symptoms. Symptoms associated with zinc deficiency include hair loss, slow wound healing, decreased ability to taste, eye and skin lesions, and sexual problems in males. Excess zinc (toxicity) can lead to nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and headaches.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of zinc in the urine. It is typically used to diagnose zinc toxicity.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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