Copper, 24-hour Urine

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 3:33:55 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: 24hr jug is acid washed - Please send to the Laboratory in this container.
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 7.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour Urine Collection in a Acid Washed Plastic Container
Collection Instructions:

1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D

Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (Preferred)
2 weels Frozen
Reference Range: Copper, Urine: 2 - 30 ug/L

Detection Limit: 1 ug/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Patients with Wilson disease may have values greater than 50 ug/L.
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: COPP1
EPIC Test Code: LAB380
Send Out Test Code: 4876
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82525

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