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COP / 1004750MC
COPPER, SERUM

Test Code COP / 1004750MC 
Test COPPER, SERUM 
Methodology Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry 
Description Useful for testing for Wilson's disease and in monitoring the nutritional adequacy of parenteral or enteral nutrition. 
Specimen 1. Draw blood in a royal blue-top Monoject trace element
blood collection tube(s) with no additives.
2. Allow the specimen to clot for 30 minutes; then centrifuge
the specimen to separate serum from the cellular fraction.
3. Remove the stopper and carefully pour 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.5 mL) serum into a metal-free, screw-capped, polypropylene transfer vial. Avoid transfer of the cellular components of blood.
DO NOT insert a pipet into the serum to accomplish transfer, and DO NOT ream the specimen with a wooden stick to assist with serum transfer.
4. Send specimen refrigerated.
5. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed,
and transported according to instructions in "Metals Analysis - Collection and Transport" in Special Instructions. 
Reference Values Male: 665 - 1480 mcg/mL
Female: 810 - 1990 mcg/mL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Tuesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 82525