Test directory: Copper, Serum

Ordering Code711
Test NameCopper, Serum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerTrace Element Clot Activator (Royal Blue)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Trace Element EDTA (Royal Blue)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsDo Not use SST.
Handling InstructionsSeparate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a plastic acid washed or metal free vial.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 10 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaGel barrier tube, Hemolyzed, Non-metal free tube, Serum or
Plasma not separated from cells, Samples submitted in non- trace metal or non-acid washed containers
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyInductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or
Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
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