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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 6520

Test Synonym

  • Copper, Urine w/Creatinine

Minimum Volume

  • 1.3 mL

Specimen Type

  • Urine

Primary Container

  • Container- Urine

Transport Temp

  • Ambient

Specimen Requirements

  • Request form MUST state 24-hour collection volume, if applicable. Do not use preservatives. Preservatives used for routine analysis may contain mercuric oxide (i.e., Stabilur), which interferes with all metal testing. If both urinalysis and metal testing are ordered, please submit a separate urine specimen (containing no additive) for the metal testing.

Specimen Retention

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (i.e., 8 AM the next morning). Screw the lid on securely.