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Caeruloplasmin

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Decreased concentrations of caeruloplasmin occur during recessive autosomal hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson's disease). This disease involves decreased synthesis because defective metallothionine prevents copper incorporation and results in copper deposits in the liver causing cirrhosis, and also in the brain, cornea and kidneys. In the rare genetic Menke’s syndrome, caeruloplasmin is low because of problems with copper absorption

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 2 mths - 0.07 - 0.24 - g/L
2mths to less than 6mths - 0.14 - 0.33 - g/L
6mths to less than 1yr - 0.14 - 0.39 - g/L
1yr to less tan 8 yrs - 0.22 - 0.43 - g/L
8yrs to less than 14yrs - 0.21 - 0.40 - g/L
RR for Female - 14yrs to less than 19yrs - 0.21 - 0.43 - g/L
RR for Male - 14yrs to less than 19yrs - 0.17 - 0.35 - g/L
RR for Male and Female - 19yrs & above - 0.20 - 0.60 - g/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024