Ceruloplasmin

Alphabetical Test listing

Ceruloplasmin-63

  
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.

 

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
  
  1. Spin
  2. Transferserum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)
  
  

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)
  •  
  
AHL - Immunology: I
  
Tu , Fr
  
2 days
  

Turbidimetric

  

Adult: 20 - 60 mg/dL

 

  
82390
  
11/30/2001
  
04/06/2021
  
02/17/2020