Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 24, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Copper, Serum

  • One Royal Blue (No Additive)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma in Trace Element Free Tube. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection
  • 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).
    Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Pleae contact Client Services at (800) 700-4374 for trace element-free transport tube.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimens collected or transported in containers other than specified.
    Specimens that are not separated from cells within 2 hours.
Stability:Ambient: 24 Month(s); Refrigerated: 24 Month(s); Frozen: 24 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Reported:2-4 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82525
  • 91069 - COPPER, SERUM
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