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Blood Test Information

Copper
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Get to lab within 4 hours
Sent away to University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff

Reference range
0-6months:4-11, >6months:11-22

Units
Ámol/L

Linked to
Caeruloplasmin

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

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

 
 

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