IZiNCG technical briefs are brief summaries of recommended methods for assessing and improving zinc status.  Also available in: French, Spanish and Portuguese (see below)

English — TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Technical brief no. 1, 2007 — Quantifying the risk of zinc deficiency: Recommended indicators

Technical brief no. 2, 2012, 2nd edition — Assessing population zinc status with serum zinc concentration

Technical brief no. 3, 2007 — Determining the prevalence of zinc deficiency: assessment of dietary zinc intake

Technical brief no. 4, 2007 — Zinc fortification

Technical brief no. 5, 2007 — Preventing zinc deficiency through diet diversification and modification


Additional new technical briefs in progress 

  • Determining serum zinc concentration from fingerstick capillary blood
  • Guidance on use of non-trace element-free vacuum tubes for venipuncture
  • How to deal with hemolysis for zinc analysis
  • Evaluating the role of inflammation on serum or plasma zinc concentration — how to interpret results?
  • Estimating dietary intake of zinc in nutrition surveys
    • Measuring phytate in food 
  • The case for measuring serum or plasma zinc concentration
  • Serum vs. Plasma zinc —  Which is preferable?
  • Guidance on measuring zinc in hair
  • How to measure the impact of food-based zinc interventions?

Français — IZiNCG résumés techniques

Les résumés techniques de l'IZiNCG sont de brefs résumés des méthodes recommandées pour la détermination et l'amélioration du statut en zinc.

Español — IZiNCG informes técnicos

Los informes técnicos del IZiNCG son sumarios cortos de los métodos recomendados para evaluar y mejorar el estado nutricional de zinc.

português — IZiNCG resumos técnicos

Os briefs técnicos da IZiNCG são sumários de métodos recomendados para se avaliar e melhorar os níveis de zinco nas populações.