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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
Interpretation

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
Sample24h Urine
Tube24h Plain Urine
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsAccurately timed collection
Min. Vol10 mL
Freq.Weekly

Ref. Range (Male)<1.0 umol/24 hr
Ref. Range (Female)as above
Ref. Range (Paed)as above
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsumol/24h
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT1 week
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT1 week
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 25/11/2015 12:07:35. Published By RB on 25/11/2014 12:07:35.