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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Copper, Plasma

Test Name

Copper, Plasma

Navy Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Royal Blue Top (K2-EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Plasma

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in royal blue (K2-EDTA) contaminant-free tube. Avoid any cause of hemolysis during collection. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate as soon as possible and transfer plasma to polypropylene vial. Store and send cold.

Rejection Criteria: Serum, and Unlabeled samples.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Copper:

0 - 3m: 89 - 457 µg/L

4 - 6m: 248 - 1099 µg/L

7 - 12m: 502 - 1302 µg/L

1 - 5 y: 801 - 1499 µg/L

6 - 9 y: 839 - 1360 µg/L

Male, 10 - 13 y: 800 - 1207 µg/L

Female, 10 - 13 y: 822 - 1201 µg/L

Male, ≥14 y: 711 - 1310µg/L

Female: ≥14 y: 860 - 2317 µg/L

 

Copper:

0 - 3m: 1.4 - 7.2 µmol/L

4 - 6m: 3.9 - 17.3 µmol/L

7 - 12m: 7.9 - 20.5 µmol/L

1 - 5 y: 12.6 - 23.6 µmol/L

6 - 9 y: 13.2 - 21.4 µmol/L

Male, 10 - 13 y: 12.6 - 19.0 µmol/L

Female, 10 - 13 y: 12.9 - 18.9 µmol/L

Male, ≥14 y: 11.2 - 20.6 µmol/L

Female, ≥14 y: 13.5 - 36.5 µmol/L

Test Code

CU

Methodology

HR-SF-ICP-MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: November 06, 2019