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Copper, Free, Serum or Plasma
3001971
Ordering Recommendation

May be useful in the assessment of copper overload or response to copper-reducing therapies. Directly measures the free (non-ceruloplasmin bound) fraction of copper.

Mnemonic
COPP FREE
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Investigation
Performed
Varies
Reported
8-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Royal Blue (K2 EDTA), Royal Blue (Na2 EDTA), or Royal Blue (No Additive). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an Acid Washed Transfer Vial (ARUP supply #54350) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3001972Copper, Free, Serum/Plasma5631-7
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Aliases

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)