May be used as initial screening test in Wilson disease or copper transport disorders.
Within 24 hours
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT). Also acceptable: Plasma collected in Green (Lithium Heparin).
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
EDTA plasma or hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 month
|6 months-6 years||18-37 mg/dL|
|7-17 years||20-43 mg/dL|
|18 years and older||17-54 mg/dL|
Fasting specimen preferred.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Copper Oxidase