Test Overview
Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)

Test Usage

In complications associated with diabetes, sickle cell disease and rheumatoid arthritis, copper is known to initiate free radical formation and lipid peroxidation.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Sunday
Analytic Time

8 - 12 days

Soft Order Code
FCOPP
MiChart Code
FCOPP
Synonyms
  • Cu, Blood
  • Copper, Erythrocytes
  • Whole Blood Copper
  • RBC Copper
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FCOPP (NMS 1330R)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Call MLabs at 800-862-7284 to order Royal Blue (trace element) Vacutainer® tubes and/or Metal-Free Aliquot Transfer Tubes. Collect specimen in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Centrifuge and remove plasma within 2 hours of collection (KEEP red blood cells). Leave RBCs in original royal blue top tube (replacing original stopper). Refrigerate

Red Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Special Handling

Must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours. Leave RBCs in original royal blue top tube (replacing original stopper).

Rejection Criteria
Tubes with heparin are not acceptable
Normal Volume
4 mL whole blood (2 mL RBC)
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood (0.7 mL RBC)
Storage Temperature
Refrigerate
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by NMS Labs.

Billing
CPT Code
82525
NY State Approved
No