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Test Code Cerulo Ceruloplasmin

Clinical System Name


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Gold Microtainer, Red, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL


Note:  Patient should be fasting.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gross lipemia

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigA rack.


Off-site collection: Patient should be fasting. Spin and aliquot serum/plasma in plastic tube. Send refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum/plasma Refrigerated 48 h
separated serum/plasma Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen -20 C 3 m



STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F, day shift 1-3 d


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

21 - 53 mg/dL


Method: Nephelometry by Siemens ProSpec

Analytical Volume: 0.250 mL serum/plasma

Limitations: Test is affected by repeated freeze-thaw cycles.  Not affected by hemolysis or icterus.

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