Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Ceruloplasmin, Plasma

Test Name: Ceruloplasmin, Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Fasting specimen preferred.

Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Avoid hemolysis.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top is also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: 0.16-0.45 g/L Female
0.15-0.30 g/L Male
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2018-03-06
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Approximately 95% of patients with Wilson’s Disease have decreased levels. Low levels may also be found in nephrotic syndrome, liver disease and malabsorption. Increased in acute phase reaction, pregnancy and with oral contraceptives
Special Processing:  
Comments: Turbidimetric assays not suitable for measurement of highly lipemic or hemolytic samples or samples containing high levels of circulating immune complexes.
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen is stable for 8 days at 20-25°C and 2 weeks at 4-8°C.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CER
 
Referred To:  

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