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ID:665 Copper (Tissue)
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DescriptionUsed in the diagnosis of Wilson disease. Needle biopsy or unfixed tissue
IndicationInvestigation of suspected Wilson disease.
Additional InfoFixed tissue samples cannot be used. Contact laboatory if urgent.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationInterpret in light of histology report because extensive fibrosis/fatty infiltration can reduce the measured copper content.

Ref. Range (Male)20-50
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesWilsonís disease >250; heterozygote up to 250; Primary biliary cirrhosis 100-3000; extrahepatic biliary cirrhosis 30-500; Indian childhood cirrhosis 1000-5000.
Unitsug/G (dry weight)


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentContact laboratory if urgent
Originally edited by : E Fox. Last edited on 09/04/2019 08:03:06. Published By RB on 09/04/2018 08:03:06.