Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Evaluate disorders of copper metabolism; Wilson's disease; copper toxicity.
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.
- COPPER LEVEL
- Wilson's Disease
- Cu, Serum
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.