COPPER, 24-HOUR URINE
Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson’s disease, Menkes disease, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Indian childhood cirrhosis. Urinary copper concentrations are also used to monitor patients on chelation therapy.
If barium containing contrast media has been administered, the specimen should not be collected for 96 hours
Sample Daily by 6 pm; Report Next day