COPPER, TISSUE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
A minimum of 2 mg of liver tissue is required for analysis. This is typically a piece of tissue from a 22-gauge needle biopsy at least 2 cm long. If an 18-gauge needle is used the tissue must be at least 1 cm in length. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Include type of tissue, suspected diagnosis, and clinical information.

Alternate Specimen
Paraffin block is also acceptable if not more than 1 or 2 cuts have been made to it for slides.

Methodology
Dynamic Reactions Cell/Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
10–35 mcg/g dry weight

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCOPLV
CPT-4 Code (s)
82525
LOINC Codes
8198-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory