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Copper - Urine

Alternate names:
Cu
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
24UCU
Specimen types:
24 hour Urine
Container types:
Urine 24 hour copperUrine 24 hour copper
Collection Instructions:

24 hour urine directly into a special nitric-acid washed container available from the laboratory.   Please DO NOT use a standard 24 hour urine container.

Patient Collection Instructions

 

Notes:

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.

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

<0.64 umol/day

Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Send whole container to Austin Pathology. Do Not aliquot.

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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