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ID:46 Caeruloplasmin
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DescriptionA copper transport protein. Caeruloplasmin is useful in conjunction with plasma and urinary copper in the diagnosis of Wilsons disease.
IndicationDiagnosis of Wilson's disease.
Additional InfoCaeruloplasmin is low in patients with severe liver disease irrespective of aetiology. Low values are also seen in malnutrition, malabsorption and nephrotic syndrome. Elevated values are seen in infections, malignancy and trauma.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

Interpretation95% patients with Wilson's disease have a low caeruloplasmin activity.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesWk 16 - Yr 1 0.08-0.23 Year 1-10 0.12-0.35 Year 10-13 0.2-0.4 Year 13 - adult 0.15-0.23 Adult 0.2-0.6
Unitsg/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : BD. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:24:49. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:24:49.