Copper

Last Modified: 6/3/2019 6:13:01 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

2.0 mL Serum from a Navy Blue Top Tube - No Additive, trace element serum red striped label, in an Serum Trace Element and Metal Free Plastic Tube

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate from cells within 2 hours of collection
Transfer separated serum/plasma to a plastic acid washed or metal free vial

Minimum Volume: 0.7 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

5 days Ambient 
10 days Refrigerated 
30 days Frozen

Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis; serum or plasma not separated from cells; samples submitted in non-trace metal or non acid washed containers.
Reference Range: < 6 months:      38 - 104 mcg/dL
< 12 months:    24 - 152 mcg/dL
< 2 years:          76 - 193 mcg/dL
< 4 years:          87 - 187 mcg/dL
< 6 years:          56 - 191 mcg/dL
< 10 years:       117 - 181 mcg/dL
< 14 years:       87 - 182 mcg/dL
< 18 years:       75 - 187 mcg/dL

>= 18 years:    70 - 175 mcg/dL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Atomic Spectroscopy
Clinical Significance: Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes diseases, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Copper concentrations increase in acute phase reactions. Copper concentrations are decreased with nephrosis, malabsorption, and malnutrition. Copper concentrations are also useful to monitor patients, especially preterm newborns, on nutritional supplementation. Results of copper are often interpreted together with ceruloplasmin.
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: COPP
EPIC Test Code: LAB817
Send Out Test Code: 4870
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82525

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