Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

COPPER,SERUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CU      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82525         Geisinger Epic ID: 6558

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL dark blue-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.7 mL.
Special notes:
Do not use serum separator tubes.
Patient preparation:
Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements for at least 1 week before specimen collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, trace element-free, screw-capped vial(s). Transport at room temperature. Do not pipette. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected in serum separator tubes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Adult: 70-175 mcg/dL
Pediatric:
Age
mcg/dL
< 6 months
38-104
6-11 months
24-152
1 year
76-193
2-3 years
87-187
4-5 years
56-191
6-9 years
117-181
10-13 years
87-182
14-17 years
75-187
Detection limit 5 mcg/dL
   
CPT code(s):
82525
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Copper, serum.
Methodology:
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Friday afternoon    
Performed stat? No
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