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Test Compendium

6520: COPPER, URINE

Test Code

  • 6520

Test Synonym

  • Copper, Urine w/Creatinine

Minimum Volume

  • 1.3 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine

Container

  • Container- Urine

Storage

  • Ambient

CPT Codes

  • 82525,82570
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Request form MUST state 24-hour collection volume, if applicable. Do not use preservatives. Preservatives used for routine analysis may contain mercuric oxide (i.e., Stabilur), which interferes with all metal testing. If both urinalysis and metal testing are ordered, please submit a separate urine specimen (containing no additive) for the metal testing.

Additional Information

  • Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (i.e., 8 AM the next morning). Screw the lid on securely.