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

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Test Code: CUX

Tube type: Plain 24hr Urine

Special instructions
None

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

Reference range
0.2 - 0.7

Units
Ámol/24hr

Turnaround Time
14 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

Links:
» Patient Instructions for 24h Urine Copper Collection

 
 

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