Zinc Protoporphyrins




Test Mnemonic

ZPP

CPT Codes

  • 84202 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

29763-0

Aliases

  • ZPP
  • Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin

Performing Laboratory

ARUP


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLWhole bloodEDTA (Navy Blue) Refrigerated 

Alternate Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLWhole bloodEDTA (Lavender) Refrigerated 

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.2 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
Ambient30 hours
Refrigerated5 weeks
FrozenUnacceptable

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days

Methodology

Name Description
Quantitative hematofluorometry 

Reference Range

Zinc Protoporphyrins
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Freetext0 - 69 umoL ZPP/moL heme 

Clinical Info

Elevated ZPP results are seen in early and late iron deficiency, the anemia of chronic disease, chronic lead poisoning, and erythropoietic protoporphyria. Elevated bilirubin or riboflavin and hemolyzed, clotted, or improperly aliquoted specimens may falsely increase the ZPP concentration.