Copper, Urine

Last Modified: 10/7/2020 8:04:55 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 7.0 mL aliquot from Urine collected in an Sterile Gray placed into a metal-free leak-proof container
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
28 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis • Fecal contamination
Reference Range:
Copper, Random Urine <87 mcg/g creatinine
Creatinine, Random Urine
≤6 Months 2-32 mg/dL
7-11 Months 2-36 mg/dL
1-2 Years 2-128 mg/dL
3-8 Years 2-149 mg/dL
9-12 Years 2-183 mg/dL
>12 Years  
   Male 20-370 mg/dL
   Female 20-320 mg/dL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Clinical Significance: Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Urinary copper concentrations are also useful to monitor patients on chealation therapy.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 15319
Alternate Test Names: Copper, Random Urine
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82525, 82570

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