Copper - Serum

Copper - Serum

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Copper testing is primarily used to help diagnose Wilson disease, a rare inherited disorder that can lead to excess storage of copper in the liver, brain, and other organs.

This Test Includes

Serum Copper

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Copper - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Diagnosis of:

  • Wilson disease.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis.

What is this test

Copper Serum plays a role in the regulation of iron metabolism, the formation of connective tissue, energy production at the cellular level, the production of melanin (the pigment that produces skin colour), and the function of the nervous system.Copper is an essential mineral that the body incorporates into enzymes.