Copper, 24-hour Urine

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB380
  • Soft Test Code:
  • COPP1
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 4876

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Client Notes:

24hr jug is acid washed - Please send to the Laboratory in this container.


Specimen Requirements

7.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24 hour Urine Acid Washed Metal Free (trace element controled) Plastic Container into Clear trace metal-free collection tube.
 


Alternate Specimen

 


TransportAndStorage

5 days Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (Preferred)
2 weels Frozen


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. 
DO NOT URINATE DIRECTLY INTO 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


Neonatal Volumne

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Copper, Urine: 2 - 30 ug/L

Detection Limit: 1 ug/L


Test Comments:

Patients with Wilson disease may have values greater than 50 ug/L.


Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

3 to 6 days


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

82525