Caeruloplasmin

Background:

Investigation of copper transport defects (Menke's and Wilson diseases).

Caeruloplasmin is an acute phase protein and will be elevated in infection.

Low results are suggestive of Wilson's disease

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (g/L)
All ages Females 0.16 - 0.45
Males 0.15 - 0.3

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: Caeruloplasmin - Lab Tests Online

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry

Requirement:

  • Gel/clotted¬†(yellow/red top)

Add-on requests are accepted

Turnaround Time:

72 hours