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22418 Ceruloplasmin

Ceruloplasmin
Test Code: CERULO
Synonyms/Keywords
​Copper Oxidase
Useful For
​This test is useful for monitoring ceruloplasmin levels in blood.  Decreased levels are primarily of interest in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease.  Ceruloplasmin, an acute phase reactant, is increased in inflammatory disorders.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​ 0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen 3 months​
Rejection Criteria
Plasma samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday and Thursday 6-8 hours​ Turbidimetric method/The Binding Site Optilite analyzer
Test Information
​ Oral contraceptives or estrogen will increase ceruloplasmin levels.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 20-60 mg/dL​
Interpretation
​Decreased ceruloplasmin levels may be seen in primary biliary cirrhosis and in GI disorders where copper uptake is impaired.  Decreased levels are primarily of interest in the diagnosis of Wilson's Disease, also known as hepatolenticular degeration.  This involves a defect in ceruloplasmin synthesis and results in excessive accumulation of copper in various body tissues - liver, cornea and brain tissue.
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Quantity Description Comments
​82390
Synonyms/Keywords
​Copper Oxidase
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Ceruloplasmin
​Cerner ​Ceruloplasmin
​COM ​Ceruloplasmin
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​ 0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen 3 months​
Rejection Criteria
Plasma samples
Useful For
​This test is useful for monitoring ceruloplasmin levels in blood.  Decreased levels are primarily of interest in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease.  Ceruloplasmin, an acute phase reactant, is increased in inflammatory disorders.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ 20-60 mg/dL​
Interpretation
​Decreased ceruloplasmin levels may be seen in primary biliary cirrhosis and in GI disorders where copper uptake is impaired.  Decreased levels are primarily of interest in the diagnosis of Wilson's Disease, also known as hepatolenticular degeration.  This involves a defect in ceruloplasmin synthesis and results in excessive accumulation of copper in various body tissues - liver, cornea and brain tissue.
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday and Thursday 6-8 hours​ Turbidimetric method/The Binding Site Optilite analyzer
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​82390
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.