Ceruloplasmin

Test Code
CERUL

Preferred Specimen
3.0 ml Serum

Transport Container
SST

Transport Temperature
Ambient

Specimen Stability
Centrifuge within 1hr of collection. Stable for 24 hrs at room temperature. Store at 2°-8°C for 3 days, or freeze for up to 14 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis

Methodology
IMMUNOTURBIDIMETRIC

Setup Schedule
Mon - Sun

Limitations
This test is not affected by the presence of bilirubin up to 30 mg/dL, hemoglobin up to 500 mg/dL, triglycerides up to 1000 mg/dL and rheumatoid factor up to 70 IU/mL..

Clinical Significance
Ceruloplasmin determination is useful in cases of central nervous system diseases of obscure etiology. Low levels of ceruloplasmin occur in Menkes’ syndrome, nephritic syndromes and in some cases of advanced liver diseases. High levels of ceruloplasmin occur in a variety of neoplastic and inflammatory states.



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