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Copper Total

Alternate Names
Cu
Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
Trace Metal Tube (Navy top)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

 Serum (gold top) is also accepted.

Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
24 hour urinary copper is a more useful test for Wilson's disease.  Copper levels increase with intake of oestrogen, steroids, or in third trimester of pregnancy.
Frequency
Once a week
Reference Interval

 

Age

Lower Limit  (µmol/L)

Upper Limit (µmol/L)

Birth to 2 months

6.3

22

3 months to 6 months

6.3

25.2

7 months to 9 months

6.3

26.8

10 months to 12 months

12.6

26.8

13 months – 10 years

12.6

28.3

>/= 11 years

11.8

22.8

 

Source:   Mayo Medical Laboratories, Available: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8612

Reviewed on 09/12/2019.