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Copper, Serum Free

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous

Synonyms

Copper Free
Cu Free
Free Copper
Free Cu

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s):  Dark Blue/No additive Trace Element Tube

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol:  3 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Separator tubes. Specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:-20C

Storage location: Serum must be separated from cells ASAP. Use a nitric acid washed pipette tip to transfer 2.5 mL serum into a metal-free plastic aliquot container affixed with large label. Freeze specimen in CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:  Do NOT allow serum to remain on cells.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

8 hrs

  Refrigerated 1 w
  Frozen

1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T , Th & Sa 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

Department

Department:  

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221
 

 

Phone Number

(800) 522-2787

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

0.0 - 10.0 mcg/dL

 

Methodology

Method: ICP/MS

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Copper, Serum Free (direct)
Reference Test Number:

0020596

Instructions:

Send out Mon - Fri with ARUP courier.