Days Set Up
Weekly
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Copper, Serum
Soft Order Code
COPP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

COPPER LEVEL
Wilson's Disease
Cu, Serum
COPP
COPPER

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Atomic Absorption (Graphite Furnace)

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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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.

Red Top Tube
Trace Element Tube - Serum
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82525
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
5631-7

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.