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Test ID FCOPP Copper, RBCs

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: RBCs


Collection Container/Tube: Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)


Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a royal blue top (trace metal free; EDTA) tube(s). Centrifuge and separate plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper. Send 1 mL RBC's refrigerated.

NOTE: Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Reporting Name

Copper, RBCs

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
RBCS Refrigerated 14 days METAL FREE

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis.

Units: mcg/dL 


NMS Labs derived data for 2.5th-97.5th percentile range is 59-91 mcg/dL (n=1999).


The RBC sample used for analysis was measured by weight and multiplied by the density of human RBC (1.10 g/mL) to obtain mcg/dL units.

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FCOPP Copper, RBCs 5630-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3527 Copper 5630-9

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

9 to 13 days