Investigation : Copper
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum or serum gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
Reference range : 12.0 - 25.0 µmol/l
Turnaround : <5 days

Reference Range
Plasma/Serum Copper 12 - 25 umol/L
Deficiency<6.0 poor collagen/elastin production and anaemia
Toxicity>40.0 copper deposition in tissues.

NB Plain Serum is the preferred sample type

Additional information on plasma\serum copper and its clinical use can be found here: plasma\serum copper.
For NICE Guidelines click here.


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