Test Overview
Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Test Usage

Evaluate disorders of copper metabolism; Wilson's disease; copper toxicity.

Reference Range *

Males: 0.7 - 1.4 mcg/ml, Females: 0.7 - 1.6 mcg/ml. Elevated to twice the normal levels in pregnancy; elevated in lymphomas, infections, rheumatoid arthritis, biliary cirrhosis, thyrotoxicosis. Low in nephrosis and malabsorption.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Weekly
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
COPP
MiChart Code
Copper, Serum
Synonyms
  • COPPER LEVEL
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Cu, Serum
  • COPP
  • COPPER
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Drug Analysis
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with no preservative (serum). Red top tube is also acceptable; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Rejection Criteria
SST tube not acceptable.
Billing
CPT Code
82525
Fee Code
33223
LOINC
5631-7
NY State Approved
No