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Blood Test Information

Copper (Urine)
(a.k.a Cu)
24 Hour Urine (no Preservative)(Phone (82)4712 to order)

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Tube type: Plain 24hr Urine

Special instructions
Sent away to University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff

Reference range


Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Used as a second-line test in suspected Wilson's disease - when borderline copper and/or caeruloplasmin measurements have been found. 24-hr collection required. Also measured as part of penicillamine test in further investigation of Wilson's disease


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