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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Ceruloplasmin
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
0.20 to 0.60 g/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Decreased in Wilson's disease, an inborn error of copper metabolism, also in nephrotic syndrome, malabsorption and malnutrition. Increased in active liver disease, last trimester of pregnancy, with oral contraceptives neoplastic disease and non-specific inflammatory conditions.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017