Copper

Test investigation

Copper

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

µmol/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

Cu

Comments precautions

Reduced in Wilson’s Disease. Increased in many inflammatory disorders, pregnancy and OCP. Also request caeruloplamin.

Sample type

Trace elements tube (Navy top BD tube)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Weekly

Reference intervals

Adult (> 18 yr): 7.9 – 25.1 umol/L Children: 0 – 4 months 1.4 – 7.2 umol/L 4 – <6 months 3.9 – 17.3 umol/L 6 months – <9 yr 11.1 – 27.4 umol/L 9 – <13 yr 11.2 – 23.7 umol/L 13 – <19 yr 9.1 – 22.5 umol/L