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Zinc Test by Great Plains Laboratory

Zinc is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. This essential trace element is required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and is involved in most major metabolic pathways. The immune system depends on zinc in almost every aspect. Zinc bolsters the immune system and makes wounds heal faster. It is integral to the growth and maintenance of body tissues. It also plays a major role in the development of fetuses and the growth of children.

General signs of zinc deficiency are sleep disturbances, diarrhea, poor appetite, unhealthy skin, behavioral problems, inability to heal wounds, and chronic infections. Some individuals who have consistently low zinc values may have a genetic condition called pyroluria. This condition causes abnormally high kryptopyrroles in the urine which binds to zinc making it unavailable to the body.

Zinc has an inverse relationship with copper in the body. This means that as zinc goes down, copper goes up and vice versa. The evaluation of these metals are more relevant when they are observed in tandem with each other.

All kits include:

  • 1.) The Doctor's Order required to access testing
  • 2.) The collection kit for a home collection or blood draw.
  • 3.) All shipping supplies required including a prepaid mailer to return your sample to the lab for testing.
  • 4.) Results by email
  • 5) Consultation with health coach.

**Blood draw fee not included.

$60.00

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Recommendations:

Biotinase deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism in autism and Rett’s syndrome, is dependent on Zinc. Biotinase helps to break down peptides, including those with opiate-type reactivity.

Combining zinc supplementation with cimetidine (Tagamet) has proven to be very successful in the treatment of recurrent infections in patients with immune deficiency
(Int J Clin Lab Research 27: 79-80, 1997)

Analyte List:

Zinc

Specimen Requirements:

2 mL of serum drawn into a royal blue-topped no additive tube is the absolute minimum. The serum must be removed from the specimen within 4 hours of collection.

Sample Report

Brand

The Great Plains Laboratory

Great Plains

Meet Dr. Dave

Dr. David Scheiderer MD, MBA, DFAPA, is the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Education at Integrative Psychiatry, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida and the President of Tiberius Enterprises, Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia. An accomplished clinician, educator, and lecturer, Dr. Dave has established himself as a key opinion leader in the fields of both mainstream psychiatry and functional medicine. Dissatisfied with the patient outcomes using only conventional treatments, he began treating his patients by addressing biological imbalances with lifestyle improvements, nutrition and nutraceuticals to get better outcomes. His integrative approach provided much improved results. Dr. Dave is passionate about helping the community he serves by personalizing treatments and educating the public about mental health and healthy aging. He has formulated several of our supplements and sat on the advisory board for many others, ensuring the products we carry are based on science and experience and have the best efficacy rates and highest ingredient quality available.

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