Copper, Whole Blood

CPT: 82525
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4 - 7 days

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Specimen Requirements


Whole blood


2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Royal blue-top (EDTA) metal-free tube

Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen.

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

8 days


6 months

Test Details


Evaluate copper stores and accumulation


Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Reference Interval

0.50−1.50 μg/mL


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
081041 Copper, WB 12556-7 081045 Copper, WB ug/mL 12556-7

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