Copper, Urine COPU

Method(s) Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect 24-hour or random urine collection. Specimen must be collected in a plastic container and should be refrigerated during collection.
Transport

8 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24 hour or random collection at 2-8ºC. (Min: 1 mL) Submit specimen in two Trace Element-Free transport tubes.

Remarks Record total volume and collection time interval on transport tube and on test request form.
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Unacceptable Conditions Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010208
CPTCode 82525
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
Components  Reference Interval
Copper, Urine 0.2-8.0 ug/dL
Copper, Urine (24-hour) 3-50 ug/d
Creatinine, Urine - per 24hAgeMaleFemale
 3-8 years140-700 mg/d140-700 mg/d
 9-12 years300-1300 mg/d300-1300 mg/d
 13-17 years500-2300 mg/d400-1600 mg/d
 18-50 years1000-2500 mg/d700-1600 mg/d
 51-80 years800-2100 mg/d500-1400 mg/d
 81 years and older600-2000 mg/d400-1300 mg/d
Copper per gram of creatinineNo reference interval (ug/g crt)
No Appointment Necessary
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