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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
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Copper." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425223/all/Copper.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Copper. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425223/all/Copper. Accessed November 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Copper. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425223/all/Copper
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Copper [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425223/all/Copper.
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