May be useful for exposure monitoring or investigation. However, not recommended for clinical diagnostic purposes. Refer to Copper, Serum (
0020096) or Copper, Serum Free (Direct) ( 0020596).
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry
This test is New York DOH approved.
Royal blue (EDTA). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA).
Separate cells within 2 hours of collection. Transport 2 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC 2007253 Copper, RBC 5630-9
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Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)