Cu (Copper) Serum, Kaiser Fletcher Ring, Wilson's Disease, WARDE: COPS, EPIC: LAB5989, SOFT: XCU
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One Royal Blue-top tube with no additive.
Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube within six hours of collection. Do not allow serum to remain on cells and do not use a pipette or wooden sticks to assist transfer. Maintain specimen refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.
Results available in 3-6 days.
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.
WARDE: COPS, EPIC: LAB5989, SOFT: XCU
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