Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, 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.
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- Fasting Required: NO
- Preferred Specimen: Serum
- Reference Range(s):
5 Months 38-104 mcg/dL 6-11 Months 24-152 mcg/dL 12 Months-23 Months 76-193 mcg/dL 1-3 Years 87-187 mcg/dL 4-5 Years 56-191 mcg/dL 6-9 Years 117-181 mcg/dL 10-13 Years 87-182 mcg/dL 14-17 Years 75-187 mcg/dL 18 Years 70-175 mcg/dL
- Turnaround Time: 3 Day
- Test Code: 363