Copper, Urine

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 15319
Alternate Names
  • Copper, Random Urine
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

7.0 mL aliquot from Urine collected in an Sterile Gray placed into a metal-free leak-proof container

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

5 days Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
28 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

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


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.


Production Schedule

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

1 to 2 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

82525, 82570