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Copper Total

Alternate Names
Cu
Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
9ml PLAIN (red top)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

 Serum (gold top) and Trace Metal (Navy Blue) are also accepted samples.

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
Birth to 5 days 1.4 - 7.2 μmol/L
5 days to 5 years 12.6 - 23.6 μmol/L
6 years to 9 years 13.2 - 21.4 μmol/L
10 years to 14 years 12.9 - 18.9 μmol/L
over 15 years 11.3 - 25.2 μmol/L