Copper

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Copper a.k.a. ion levels

Condition / Indication: Nutrition, Wilsons (with caeruloplasmin).

Special precautions & notes: None.

Reference range: Up to 4m: 1.4 - 7.2 umol/L, 4m-6m: 3.9 - 17.3 umol/L,  >6m and adult 11 - 25 μmol/L.

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Alternative container: Blue top Trace elements tube

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Toxicology

Turnaround time: 7 days

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