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Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: CAE

Tube type: SST

Special instructions

Age and sex dependent reference ranges
Please note the reference range quoted below applies to patients aged 19 and over only.
For patients aged 18 and under, please refer to report or contact lab for age and sex dependent ranges.

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

Reference range
0.15 - 0.47


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Turnaround Time
14 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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