Copper


Test Information

Test Name

Copper

Synonyms

Cu

Preferred Specimen

Trace Element K2 EDTA tube

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

4 days


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Spin & separate within 2 hours of collection, collect close to Courier if necessary

Processing Information

Registration Code

COPS

Notes

  • Separate with sterile pipette within 2 hours of collection
  • Haemolysis must be avoided
  • Plasma zinc may be measured on the same sample

Alternative Specimen

Full micro EDTA tube acceptable for paediatric specimen


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Volume

1 mL plasma

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