Copper, Serum COPP

Method(s) Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL royal blue (no additive), royal blue (K2EDTA) or royal blue (NaEDTA)

Transport

2 mL serum or plasma at 20-25°C. (Min: 0.5 mL) Submit specimen in a Trace Element-Free transport tube.

Remarks

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.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens collected in containers other than specified. Specimens transported in containers other than specified.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010022
CPTCode 82525
Notes

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).

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
AgeMaleFemale
0-10 years75.0-153.0 µg/dL75.0-153.0 µg/dL
11-12 years64.0-132.0 µg/dL64.0-132.0 µg/dL
13-18 years57.0-129.0 µg/dL57.0-129.0 µg/dL
19 years and older70.0-140.0 µg/dL80.0-155.0 µg/dL
No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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