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Copper, Serum Free (DIrect)

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

Copper Index

Cu

Cu, Plasma

CuFree

Free copper

Non-Ceruloplasmin Bound Copper

Unbound Copper

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: -20 C

Storage location: Serum must be separated from cells ASAP. Transfer 2.5 mL serum to a Trace Element-Free plastic aliquot container affixed with a large Cerner label. Freeze specimen in CPA -20 freezer, Send Outs rack.

 

Off-Site Collection: Do NOT allow serum to remain on cells.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 1 w
  Frozen

1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N T , Th, and Sa 1 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221

 

Phone Number: (800) 522-2787

Department

Department: Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

0.0 - 10.0 mcg/dL

 

Methodology

Method: Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Analytical Volume: 1.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82525

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

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

0020596

Instructions:

Send out Monday - Friday with ARUP courier.