Order Code: C1369
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Wilson’s Disease; Copper Oxide
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes at room temperature.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 60 days
Frozen (-20°C): 90 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 90 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Turn Around Time: 4 days
|Age||Male, mg/dL||Female, mg/dL|
|31 days-11 months||15-48||15-43|
Intended Use: Evaluation of Wilson’s disease (hepatolenticular degeneration), liver cirrhosis, and copper deficiency.
Limitations: Oral contraceptives may cause increased values. Because ceruloplasmin is an acute phase reactant, use caution in interpreting results where inflammation or infection are present.
Clinical Significance: Ordered with a blood or urine copper test, ceruloplasmin helps in the diagnosis of Wilson’s disease.