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Copper, random urine

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code COPUR
Test group Copper
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements at least one week prior to specimen collection.
Collection Instructions Click here for detailed instructions for collecting samples for Trace Metals
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 20 mL
Sample type Second void (preferred) or random urine
Preferred volume 7 mL urine
Min. Volume 3 mL urine
Processing notes Freeze aliquot at -20C. Order Quest # 86579N
Units µg/g Creatinine (mcg/g Creatinine)
Normal range Normals based on second void AM urine:

Males 6.4-14.3 µg/g creatinine
Females 6.7-18.6 µg/g creatinine
Synonyms Cu; Wilson's disease; Menke's disease
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 5 days, frozen at -20C 2 weeks.
Turn around times Set up 5x per week. Turnaround 4-8 days.
Additional information Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Urinary copper concentrations are also useful to monitor patients on chealation therapy.
CPT coding 82525-90, 82570-90
LOINC code 13829-7
Last Updated 3/24/2013 7:56:19 PM
Entry Number 1136

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