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Causes of a False Value for Copper in a Tissue Specimen

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The levels of copper in a tissue sample may be falsely elevated if environmental contamination occurs. Certain contrast agents may interfere with the tissue analysis.

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