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Copper Serum/Plasma

Order Name COPPER S/P
Test Number: 3605025
Revision Date 10/04/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Copper Serum/Plasma
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry 5631-7 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 2 mL (0.5 mL) Serum Royal Blue - No Additive Clot (Trace Element Free) Ambient / Refrigerated
Alternate 1 2 mL (0.5 mL) Plasma Royal Blue - EDTA (Trace Element Free) Ambient / Refrigerated
Instructions Due to nationwide shortages of some phlebotomy tubes specified for trace element testing, ARUP Laboratories is currently accepting red top (serum) and lavender (EDTA) tubes as alternative collection tubes. Serum and Plasma MUST be removed from the cells within 2 hours of collection and placed in an ARUP Laboratories "Trace-element" pour off tube.

Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). 
Centrifuge: Do Not Allow Serum or Plasma to remain on cells. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to a Trace Element-Free Transport Tube within 2 hours of collection.
Unacceptable Conditions: Separator tubes and specimens that are not separated from the red cells or clot within 2 hours.
Stability: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 2-3 Days  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 20096
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 82525
Lab Section Reference Lab