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Non-Ceruloplasmin Bound Serum Copper (Free Serum Copper, Copper Index)

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Ceruloplasmin binds some of the copper circulating in the peripheral blood. The amount of copper that is not bound (assuming normal ceruloplasmin binding) can be estimated from the serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels. This is termed the "copper index" by some.

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