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Ceruloplasmin

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CERU
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday, Wednesday, Friday (day shift)
Method Rate nephelometry
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Lipemic samples
Processing notes Refrigerate serum
Units mg/dL
Normal range 19-68 mg/dL
Synonyms Ferroxidase
Turn around times 2-5 days
Additional information Levels are very low in 80% of patients with Wilson's disease and low-intermediate in 20% of carriers. The test is not diagnostic in infants < 6 months old, who normally have low levels. Lipemia interferes with the assay.
CPT coding 82390
LOINC code 2064-4
Last Updated 1/30/2013 11:43:17 AM
Entry Number 180

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