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ID:67 Copper (urine)
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DescriptionCopper is bound to caeruloplasmin, levels of which are increased in other conditions (see Caeruloplasmin entry). Low plasma levels may be found in Wilson disease and associated with a decrease in caeruloplasmin. Protocol for Penicillamine test is available for the diagnosis of Wilsons disease.
IndicationInvestigation of Wilson disease, penicillamine challenge test. Pre/Post liver transplant
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


Ref. Range (Male)<1.0 umol/24 hr
Ref. Range (Female)as above
Ref. Range (Paed)as above
Ref. Range Notes

IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT1 week
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT1 week
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 25/11/2015 12:07:35. Published By RB on 25/11/2014 12:07:35.