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.

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