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To evaluate and monitor exposure to copper and to assist in diagnosing Wilson disease.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.157)|
|Newborn||9–46 mcg/dL||1.4–7.2 micromol/L|
|Child||80–150 mcg/dL||12.6–23.6 micromol/L|
|15–19 yr||80–171 mcg/dL||12.6–26.8 micromol/L|
|Male||71–141 mcg/dL||11.1–22.1 micromol/L|
|Female||80–155 mcg/dL||12.6–24.3 micromol/L|
|Pregnant female||118–302 mcg/dL||18.5–47.4 micromol/L|
|Values for people of African descent are 8% to 12% higher. Values increase in older adults.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions