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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • COPPER, SERUM

Test Code

  • 6026

Test Synonym

  • Copper, Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive, Royal Blue Top- No Additive, Metal Free Transfer Tube- Serum or Plasm

Transport Temp

  • Ambient

TAT

  • 4 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL SERUM OR PLASMA from a Royal Blue transferred to a metal free transport tube

Specimen Retention

  • Serum MUST be separated from cells within 45 minutes of collection and transferred to a metal free plastic transport tube. Plasma may be separated immediately and transferred to a metal free plastic transport tube for shipment to the laboratory.