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Copper - Blood

Alternate names:
Cu
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CU
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
   

24 hour urinary copper is a more useful test for Wilson's disease.

Copper levels increase with intake of oestrogen, steroids, or in third trimester of pregnancy.

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
1 mL
Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

Serum copper : 11-25 umol/L

On oral contraceptive agents: 12-35 umol/L

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW