Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Copper,Tissue

Test Name: Copper,Tissue
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Trace Elements
Specimen Type: Fresh or frozen tissue is acceptable.
Collection Information: TRACE ELEMENT COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS


Minimum 0.3 mg of fresh or frozen tissue.

Be careful not to contaminate the sample.

Parrafin blocks are the preferred sample.

Needle biopsies for copper are also acceptable in formalin or embedded in paraffin.

Send the whole block in a suitable container.
Requisition: TRACE ELEMENTS REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batched analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
15 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Liver:
0.16-0.55 µmol/g

** Reference range is tissue dependent.
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2019-06-13
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Gold standard for Wilson's Disease-liver biopsy.

Find Interpretive Comment and Clinical Information here:
Special Processing:  
Comments: Reference Ranges are based on Non-Occupationally exposed population.
Method of Analysis: High Resolution Sector Field Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry
HR-SF-ICP-MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
CUT/ Copper Tissue Liver: CUL
 
Referred To:  

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