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Zinc Protoporphyrin

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Also known as: ZPP; ZP; Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin; FEP; ZPP/Heme Ratio
Formal name: Zinc Protoporphyrin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for and monitor chronic exposure to lead in adults; to detect iron deficiency in children

When to Get Tested?

When you have been chronically exposed to lead, as part of a program to monitor lead exposure, and/or when your healthcare provider suspects lead poisoning; as part of a screening program for iron deficiency in children and adolescents

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick

Test Preparation Needed?