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|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.|
|Last Updated||10/24/2013 10:42:03 AM|
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