Specimen: 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Comment: Also see COPPER.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 15 days
Usage: Ceruloplasmin is an acute phase protein and a transport protein for copper. It is decreased in Wilson’s disease, an autosomal recessive disorder. Low levels may also occur in Menkes syndrome which is a genetic defect in copper absorption.
Specialty: Gastroenterologist, Physician
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.