Test directory: Zinc Protoporphyrin, Industrial

Ordering Code6192
Test NameZinc Protoporphyrin, Industrial
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Other Specimen/ContainerWhole Blood in Trace Element EDTA (Royal Blue)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 30 Hours
Refrigerated: 5 Weeks
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaClotted, Frozen, Hemolyzed
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
MethodologyQuantitative Hematofluorometry
Reference Lab ARUP Laboratories

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Zinc Protoporphyrin, (ZPP) WB RatioALL0-690-69umolZPP/molHem
Zinc Protoporphyrin, BloodALL0-400-40ug/dL


For occupational exposure to lead, OSHA requires ZPP whole blood concentration to be reported in units of ug/dL. For adults, conversion of ZPP to units of ug/dL assumes a hematocrit of 45%

This test was performed on the ProtoFluor Z system manufactured by Helena Laboratories. The result is not comparable to results obtained from extraction-based methods or from the AVIV ZPP system

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA-certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.