CERULOPLASMIN

Mnemonic

CERU

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Fasting specimen preferred.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST) or mint green (PST) top tube, also acceptable: green (lithium heparin) top tube

Handling

Allow sample to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL (Whole Blood 0.6 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimens or EDTA plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Immunoturbidimetric

Referral Lab

ARUP (50160)

Reference Values

Reference Values

6 months - 6 years:     18-37 mg/dL
7 - 17 years:               20-43 mg/dL
18 years and older:     17-54 mg/dL

CPT Codes

82390

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:02 AM