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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Cu.

Common Use:
To evaluate and monitor exposure to copper and to assist in diagnosing Wilson’s disease.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a royal blue-top, trace element–free tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.157)
Newborn–5 d9–46 mcg/dL1.4–7.2 micromol/L
1–5 yr80–150 mcg/dL12.6–23.6 micromol/L
6–9 yr84–136 mcg/dL13.2–21.4 micromol/L
10–14 yr80–120 mcg/dL12.6–18.8 micromol/L
15–19 yr80–171 mcg/dL12.6–26.8 micromol/L
Adult
 Male71–141 mcg/dL11.1–22.1 micromol/L
 Female80–155 mcg/dL12.6–24.3 micromol/L
 Pregnant female118–302 mcg/dL18.5–47.4 micromol/L
Values for African Americans are 8% to 12% higher. Values increase in older adults.

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