Ordering Recommendation

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).

Mnemonic
COPPER RBC
Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

8-11 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Royal Blue (Trace metal-free; K2 or Na2 EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 2 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By Report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82525

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007253 Copper, RBC 5630-9
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Aliases
Copper, RBC

National Medical Services (NMS)