Copper blood test
• NOTE:: Please include all relevant clinical history in sample order Normal Reference range
Normal Reference Range
12 – 25 µmol/L
The liver is where copper is stored or used to create a number of enzymes once it is absorbed in the intestines. A copper-containing enzyme called caeruloplasmin participates in the body's iron metabolism. Wilson's disease is diagnosed and copper metabolism is assessed using it along with a serum copper assay.
Wilson's illness is diagnosed by a combination of high urine copper, decreased serum copper, and caeruloplasmin. Anaemia, nausea with abdominal pain, jaundice, dysphagia, tremors, alterations in behaviour, Kayser-Fleischer rings, and tremors are among the symptoms.
7.5mL Orange for trace metals is required for Copper blood test
Min. sample volume
Special Instructions and Precautions
• NOTE:: Please include all relevant clinical history in sample order
Time Limits For Retrospective Testing
Not applicable (sample referred)
Any factors affecting the test
4 - 6 days
Referral centre (if applicable)