Referral Laboratory: Mayo Medical Laboratory via NMS
Effective August 13, 2020, MLabs will offer Copper, RBCs (FCOPP) testing via Mayo Medical Laboratories (NMS Labs).
Collection Instructions: Collect whole blood in a trace metal free EDTA, royal blue top vacutainer. Centrifuge and separate plasma within two hours of collection. Leave the RBC’s in the original container and replace the stopper. Send 2 mL of RBCs refrigerated.
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Analysis: M-F, 8 days
Reference Range: Reporting limit determined each analysis.
NMS Labs derived data for 2.5th-97.5th percentile
range is 59-91 mcg/dL (n=1999).The RBC sample used for analysis was measured
by weight and multiplied by the density of human RBC (1.10 g/mL) to obtain mcg/dL units.