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Copper, tissue

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code COPT
Test group Copper
Performed by Mayo
Sendout? Yes
Method ICP/MS
Collection Instructions Obtain trace metal-free vial (blue label) supplied by vendor and available from Specimen Receiving.

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Parrafin block is also acceptable if not more than 1 or 2 cuts have been made to it for slides. Paraffin blocks will be returned in 2 weeks unless a request for an earlier return is made.
Container type Trace metal-free vial (blue label)
Amount to Collect 4 mL
Sample type Unfixed Liver tissue

Paraffin block is also acceptable if not more than 1 or 2 cuts have been made to it for slides. Paraffin blocks will be returned in 2 weeks unless a request for an earlier return is made.
Preferred volume 0.5 x 5 mm
Min. Volume 0.5 x 2.0 mm
Processing notes Follow the detailed processing instructions for Trace Metal Analysis. Refrigerate. Order MAYO# 8687. Place packaged specimen in refrigerator bin for MCS pickup.
Units µg/g dry weight of liver
Normal range 10-35 µg/g dry weight of liver
Synonyms Cu; Wilson's disease; Menke's disease
Turn around times 2 weeks
Additional information In Wilson's disease levels are usually 200-3000 µg/g, and carriers may have levels up to 150 µg/g, but false-positive results can occur in obstructive liver disease.
CPT coding 82525-90
LOINC code 8198-4
Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:42:03 AM
Entry Number 256

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