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Ceruloplasmin, plasma or serum

Alternate test name

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - General
Method and equipment

Abbott Ci4100

Expected turn-around time
STAT/ Urgent: 4 Hours Routine: 24 Hours
Specimen type

Serum or plasma

Specimen requirements

SST Tube preferred, PST Tube is acceptable

Storage and transportation


Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Background and clinical significance

A ceruloplasmin test measures the amount of ceruloplasmin in a sample of your blood. Your liver makes ceruloplasmin by attaching copper to a protein. Your liver releases the ceruloplasmin into your bloodstream so it can carry copper to the parts of your body that need it.  A ceruloplasmin test is most often used with other tests to help diagnose Wilson disease. Wilson disease is a rare genetic disorder that prevents the body from removing extra copper.

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