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3481: Copper, RBC Print View
Copper RBC ICP/MS  0.53 - 0.91  mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Red Blood Cells 0.5 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  RBC from WB EDTA TM   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB NaHEP   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB NaHEP Leadfre   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB EDTA   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  RBC from WB NaHEP TM   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  

Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is distributed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Copper concentrations increase in acute phase reactions. Copper concentrations are decreased with nephrosis, malabsorption, and malnutrition. Copper concentrations are also useful to monitor patients, especially preterm newborns, on nutritional supplementation. Results of copper are often interpreted together with ceroplasmin.

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture.
Avoid hemolysis.
Avoid worksite collection.
Red blood cells Trace Metal
Use the royal blue-top trace metal evacuated tube
(Becton-Dickinson catalog# 367736) with EDTA for
RBC trace metal testing.
Packed Cells: Centrifuge to separate plasma from RBC's and discard
plasma. Transfer RBC's to a plastic transfer vial from a Quest
Diagnostics (trace element and metal free) collection kit or
transfer to a plastic screw cap vial.
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82525

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature Reject Criteria: Clotted and gross hemolysis This test is not approved for the testing of patient samples from New York State.






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