Zinc plays an important role in a wide spectrum of health aspects such as: metabolism on the cellular level, the immune system, wound and/or burn healing, and DNA and protein synthesis. This mineral is also believed to exhibit antioxidant properties protecting against aging. Severe zinc deficiency is a leading cause of death in underdeveloped countries, but even marginally low zinc levels can have a wide array of impacts on your health.
The zinc blood test is used to monitor exposure to zinc, evaluate suspected nutritional inadequacy, cases of diabetes or delayed wound healing; growth retardation; or to follow therapies like oral zinc therapy used in Wilson's disease.
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