Ceruloplasmin test

GENERAL

Copper is transported through the body by means of a protein called ceruloplasmin. The availability of this protein in the body is used to predict the potential for toxic copper accumulated in the individual. Copper that is not bound to ceruloplasmin for transport is considered more toxic than copper that is bound. Up to six atoms of copper can be bound to each molecule of ceruloplasmin. Low values of ceruloplasmin are found in Wilson’s disease, malnutrition, and Menkes kinky hair syndrome. High values of ceruloplasmin are found in pregnancy, infections, inflammation, tissue necrosis, trauma, and with estrogen or antiseizure drug use.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Serum: 1 mL of serum drawn into a royal blue-topped no additive tube. The serum must be removed from the specimen within 4 hours of collection.

CPT CODES

  • 82390

THIS TEST IS ALSO KNOWN AS:

  • PRUEBA DE CERULOPLASMINA
  • セルロプラスミンテスト

  • اختبار سيرولوبلازمين

  • TEST DE CÉRULOPLASMIN

  • TEST CERULOPLASMINA
  • 세룰로 플라스 민 테스트

  • TEST CERULOPLAZMINA

  • TESTE CERULOPLASMINA

  • SERULOPLAZMIN TESTI
  • 铜蓝蛋白检测