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Copper, Serum


Name Method Department Units
Copper, Serum Inductively coupled plasma/ mass spectrometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine ug/dL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Royal blue (plain, no anticoagulant)

7 mL 1 mL

Royal blue (EDTA)

7 mL 1 mL

Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, remove plasma/serum then transfer to a Laboratory Services provided Trace Element-Free Transport Tube and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Capillary specimen
  • Wrong collection tube


Specimen must be venipuncture, in Royal Blue Top tube (plain or EDTA) to avoid potential contamination. Testing is performed on Mondays and Thursdays. Samples must be received in testing lab by 1300 on days when testing is performed. Testing is not performed on national holidays.

CPT Code

  • 82525