Sunquest Code:CER  
Epic Code:LAB703Epic Name:Ceruloplasmin
Turnaround Time:Performed once a week; results are reported within 7 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Severely lipemic or grossly hemolyzed samples. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:After separation from cells, 3 days refrigerated; 4 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:
>6 months: 20-60 mg/dL
A reference range has not been established for patients 6 months and younger.    
Use:Aids in the diagnosis of copper metabolism disorders, and can be increased in bile duct obstruction, PBC, inflammatory conditions, RA, late pregnancy and estrogen therapy.

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