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Blood Test Information

Caeruloplasmin
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: CAE

Tube type: SST

Special instructions
None

Age dependent reference ranges
<16 weeks: 0.08 - 0.23
16 weeks - 1 year: 0.12 - 0.35
1 year - 10 years: 0.2 - 0.4
10 years - 13 years: 0.15 - 0.23
>13 years: 0.2 - 0.6
Not routinely available for patient >40 years old.


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

Units
g/L

Linked to
Copper

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Investigation of suspected Wilson's disease, e.g where ALT is persistently elevated. Use in conjunction with serum copper measurement. Urine copper excretion may also need to be measured if serum copper/caeruloplasmin is abnormal or equivocal

 
 

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