Copper, Serum COPP
|Method(s)||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry|
One 6 mL royal blue (no additive), royal blue (K2EDTA) or royal blue (NaEDTA)
2 mL serum or plasma at 20-25°C. (Min: 0.5 mL) Submit specimen in a Trace Element-Free transport tube.
Centrifuge and pour off serum or plasma into a Trace Element Free transport tube ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Do not allow serum to remain on cells.
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
Specimens collected in containers other than specified. Specimens transported in containers other than specified.
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
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