#ExistRefRange>Effective November 14, 2011
|11 years-12 years
|13 years-18 years
|19 years and older
#ExistInterpData>Serum copper may be elevated with infection, inflammation, stress, and copper supplementation. In females, elevated copper may also be caused by oral contraceptives and pregnancy (concentrations may be elevated up to 3 times normal during the third trimester).
Serum copper may be reduced by use of corticosteroids and zinc and by malnutrition or malabsorption.
||Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in serum should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a trace element-free tube, such as royal blue sterile tube (no additive).
||Cu (Copper, Serum), Cu, Plasma (Copper, Serum), CUS (Copper, Serum)