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COPPER, URINE

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​24 hr urine in specially washed Cu-free bottle

Minimum aliquot volume: 30 mL urine

Storage and Transport

Method

​Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​≥ 16 yrs :15 - 60 ug/day

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days ; Range 3 - 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Friday

Remarks

​Instructions Before Sampling:
Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

Total 24-hour urine volume must be clearly indicated.

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