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 - 14 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
  • Cu, Blood
  • Copper, Erythrocytes
  • Whole Blood Copper
  • RBC Copper
  • ZW86
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FCOPP (NMS 1330R)
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

Special Handling

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

Normal Volume
4 mL whole blood (1 mL RBC)
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood (0.3 mL RBC)
Storage Temperature
Rejection Criteria
Tubes with heparin are not acceptable
Additional Information

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

CPT Code