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COPPER,SERUM OR PLASMA

Test Number:
  • 0020096
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • SERUM
Container Type:
  • ROYAL BLUE TOP TUBE
Alternative Specimen:
  • PLASMA FROM A EDTA ROYAL BLUE TOP OR SODIUM HEPARIN ROYAL BLUE TOP
Volume:
  • 2 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • Separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours. Transfer separated serum/plasma to a plastic acid-washed or metal-free vial.
Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature, refrigerated is also acceptable.
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 5 days
  • Refrigerated: 10 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Methodology:
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) or Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)
CPT Code:
  • 82525
Reject Criteria:
  • Hemolysis • Serum or plasma not separated from cells • Samples submitted in non-trace metal or non-acid washed containers
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 4 DAYS

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