Test Name: Ceruloplasmin
Health Link Test Code: XCERU
LIS Test Code: CER
CPT Code(s): 82390
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.
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
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.1 mL
Centrifuge within 2 hours of draw. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to clear plastic vial. Refrigerate.
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.
|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