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Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP), Whole Blood

Mnemonic:    [ZPP]
Name:    Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP), Whole Blood
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Royal blue EDTA EDTA is also acceptable.

Use royal blue (EDTA) tube when also testing for lead.

Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens not collected in EDTA. Clotted, frozen, or hemolyzed specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020605
  Method:    Hematoflurometry
Note:    Synonym: RBC Protoporphyrin Quant (ZPP)