- Patient Preparation
- Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
- Royal Blue (No Additive), Royal Blue (K2 EDTA), or Royal Blue (Na2 EDTA).
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Specimens collected in containers other than specified. Specimens transported in containers other than specified.
- Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
|0-10 years||75.0-153.0 µg/dL||75.0-153.0 µg/dL|
|11 years-12 years||64.0-132.0 µg/dL||64.0-132.0 µg/dL|
|13 years-18 years||57.0-129.0 µg/dL||57.0-129.0 µg/dL|
|19 years and older||70.0-140.0 µg/dL||80.0-155.0 µg/dL|
Serum copper may be elevated with infection, inflammation, stress, and copper supplementation. In females, elevated copper may also be caused by oral contraceptives and pregnancy (concentrations may be elevated up to 3 times normal during the third trimester).
Serum copper may be reduced by use of corticosteroids and zinc and by malnutrition or malabsorption.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Copper Plasma
- Cu, Plasma
- Kaiser Fleischer Ring
- total blood copper level