Aug 9, 2015




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Ceruloplasmin (XCERU) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Ceruloplasmin

Test Name: Ceruloplasmin

Health Link Test Code: XCERU

LIS Test Code: CER

CPT Code(s): 82390

Methodology: Turbidometric

Clinical Information:

Serum ceruloplasmin is decreased in Wilson's disease. 10% of people heterozygous for Wilson's disease have decreased ceruloplasmin. Moderate, transient deficiencies occur in some patients with nephrosis, sprue or Kwashiorkor. Serum ceruloplasmin is increased in primary biliary cirrhosis, pregnancy, patients taking estrogen or birth control pills, thyrotoxicosis, cancer or acute inflammatory reactions.

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 days

Stability Refridgerated:

2 weeks

Stability Frozen:

3 months

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.1 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge within 2 hours of draw. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to clear plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location. Transport frozen plasma/serum aliquot on dry ice to UWHC Hospital Laboratory.


Age:    mg/dL
0 days - 30 days 8 - 25
1 month - 12 months 15 - 50
13 months - 9 years 25 - 55
10 years - 17 years 20 - 55
18 years and up 20 - 60

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval