Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Urinary copper concentrations are also useful to monitor patients on chealation therapy.
7 mL random urine collected in acid washed or metal free
(3 mL minimum)
Collect urine in an acid washed or metal free plastic container.
Transport Temperature: Room temperature.
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Rejection Criteria: Hemolyzed samples and urine with fecal contamination.