Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
In complications associated with diabetes, sickle cell disease and rheumatoid arthritis, copper is known to initiate free radical formation and lipid peroxidation.
8 - 12 days
- Cu, Blood
- Copper, Erythrocytes
- Whole Blood Copper
- RBC Copper
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
Must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours. Leave RBCs in original royal blue top tube (replacing original stopper).
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by NMS Labs.