Quick Test Kit for Zinc (1 test)

£26.99 Inc VAT (£22.49 Ex VAT)

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Description

Zinc occurs in small amounts in almost all igneous rocks. Zinc imparts an undesirable astringent taste to water. Tests indicate that 5% of a population could distinguish between zinc-free water and water containing zinc at a level of 4mg/litre (as zinc sulfate)*. Water containing zinc at concentrations above the range 3–5 mg/litre also tends to appear opalescent and develops a greasy film when boiled and has an undesirable astringent taste.

In natural surface waters, the concentration of zinc is usually below 10 μg/litre, and in ground waters, 10–40 μg/litre*. In tapwater, the zinc concentration can be much higher as a result of the leaching of zinc from piping and fittings*. Drinking-water usually makes a negligible contribution to zinc intake unless high concentrations of zinc occur as a result of corrosion of pipings and fittings. Under certain circumstances, tapwater can provide up to 10% of the daily intake*.

(*source: zinc in Drinking Water, Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality)

Benefits of testing for Zinc:

  • A certain amount of zinc is required, but an excessive amount can lead to zinc poisoning.
  • Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea, sometimes accompanied by bleeding and abdominal cramps.
  • Increased daily dosage above the recommended dietary allowance has also resulted in copper deficiencies and the impairment of various immune responses.
  • A daily dietary requirement of zinc of 0.3mg/kg of body weight and a provisional maximum tolerable daily intake (PMTDI) of 1.0 mg/kg of body weight (35) has been proposed. The daily requirement for adult humans is 15–22 mg/day*.

Ideal to test zinc ions in a reasonable clear solution. It is a self-test which can be done in the comfort of the home and it gives results in minutes. The colour result of the solution after the test can be measured against a calibrated colour strip provided on the box containing the kit.

The kit is therefore a very simple, easy to use, fast and economical check for the presence of Zinc in the body, food, water, or anything in the environment. For the body, use first morning urine. For other materials prepare the specimen solution with the material. The procedure to prepare this solution can be obtained by contacting us.

This multi-purpose test kit tests not only the presence or absence of zinc but also gives an indication of the amount in parts per million (ppm) in water, the body and a wide range of materials.

Suitable for: urine, water; to test the substances which are not in solution, preparation can be made to convert them into solution for testing, this includes dust, dirt, paint, rice, milk, food, dishes, glasses

It is recommended to use saliva only if the user wishes to test for manganese or other metals that may be leaking from any amalgam dental fillings. Otherwise, to test for heavy metals in the body, the user should use urine as the sample solution to be tested.

Sensitivity: 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, o.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 2, 5 ppm

Contents:

  • 1 Colour strip on box of the kit
  • 1 Test Instruction Sheet
  • 1 Large Test-tube
  • 1 Vial with blue cap – Reagent 1
  • 1 Vial with clear cap – Reagent 2
  • 1 Vial with red cap – Reagent 3

Content: Each unit contains one test.

Note: The kit is not suitable for testing solutions that contain strong chemicals, too acidic or alkali, alcohol and organic oils.

Storage: This kit should be stored in a cool place , ideally 12C to 20C. Please keep out of reach of children and pets. Wash hands before and after use. The contents of the kit should not come in contact with food or consumables. Once the test has been completed, dispose of it responsibly. Read the instructions first before starting the test.

Related products:

Heavy metals can be implicated in a range of acute and chronic conditions. Other individual tests available include aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chrome, cobalt, copper, iron, lead, mercury, molybdenum, silver, tin, heavy metals. Please view the range on our website or contact us for further information.

Please note: that this is a screening test and can not be used to certify water as safe or unsafe for drinking. This test kit provides approximate results ONLY when used in strict accordance with instructions. SimplexHealth expressly disclaims any liability resulting from the use of this product, failure to follow instructions, or reliance of test results. Please keep out of reach of children and pets. Wash hands before and after use. The contents of the kit should not come in contact with food or consumables. Once the test has been completed, dispose of it responsibly.

MPN: OS-Zinc

Additional information

Weight 60 g

Brand

Osumex

 

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  • FREE Super Saver (3-5 business days): £0.00
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  • DHL Courier (1-2 business days): £6.98
  • Special Next Day (Monday to Friday): £9.98

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  • European International Shipping (5 – 10 Days) and from only £0.98.
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Please feel free to contact us for more information about international shipping before placing an order.

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  • We can ship worldwide – please contact us to obtain a quote for your destination

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  • Higher value orders may be shipped using Courier at no extra cost to ensure safe arrival.
  • Mainland UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all BFPO addresses.

International Delivery provided by:

  • Royal Mail International – Depending on the order value this is part-tracked delivery service from Royal Mail. Delivery can take up 2 weeks (depending on the destination country), however for Europe delivery times are aprox 5-7 days.
  • International Courier Delivery – Depending on the order value this is a fully tracked service and can take up to 1 week (depending on the destination country).
  • If the country that is receiving your order has strong regulations regarding the importation of goods including nutritional supplements, SimplexHealth cannot be held responsible for any additional fees incurred by Customs and/or Quarantine scanning. We also cannot accept responsibility for items returned by customs.

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