Product Code: LRbcCu
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.
CPT code: 82525
Special instructions: None
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 0.5 mL Heparin RBC, washed 1x
Minimum volume: 0.05 mL
Collection container: Heparin tube
Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: RBC = 46 to 79 ug/dL
Reference one: Vulpe, C.D., Packman, S.: Cellular copper transport. Annu. Rev. Nutr., 15:293-322, 1995.
Reference two: Chaudhri, G.P., Hannaker, P.: Reliability of the ICP-AES for trace elements studies of biological materials. Biol. Trace Elem. Res., 13:417, 1987.
Reference three: Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry, 3rd Edition, 1999, Saunders Company, Chapter 30.
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