Ceruloplasmin-63

Test info

  
Ceruloplasmin
  
63
  
82390.0
  
CRL
  

Ceruloplasmin is the main transport protein for copper in the blood. In addition the protein exhibits enzymatic activity as an oxidase for various substrates.

  • In Wilson’s disease and Menke’s syndrome (hereditary disorders of copper metabolism), the serum ceruloplasmin levels are markedly diminished, especially in homozygotes.
  • Low levels of ceruloplasmin also occur in patients with hepatic insufficiency and protein loss syndrome.
  • High serum and plasma levels of ceruloplasmin are observed in acute-phase reactions, during use of oral contraceptives and with cholestase.

 

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  
  1. Spin
  2. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 3 months, if frozen w/i 24 hrs of collection

Ambient - NO

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Lipemic or turbid samples which cannot be clarified by centrifugation
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  •  

Performance

  
AHL - Immunology: I
  
Tu , Fr
  
2 days
  

Turbidimetric

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Adult: 20 - 60 mg/dL

 

Billing

  
82390

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
04/06/2021
  
02/17/2020