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4870: Copper Print View
Copper AS  view ref range  mcg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Trace Metal 2 (0.7) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA Trace Metal 2 (0.7) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  Plasma NaHep Trace Metal 2 (0.7) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  

Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes diseases, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Copper concentrations increase in acute phase reactions and during the third trimester of pregnancy. 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 ceruloplasmin.

Separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours. Transfer
separated serum/plasma to a plastic acid washed or metal free vial.

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Reject Criteria: Hemolysis; serum or plasma not separated from cells;
samples submitted in non-trace metal or non acid washed containers.
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.






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