Copper

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A Copper test measures the amount of the trace element copper in the bloodstream. Copper is involved in many important biological functions, including helping to form red blood cells, collagen for tissue repair, energy production, iron metabolism, and proper nervous system functioning.

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Description

Copper tests measure the levels of a trace element called copper circulating in the bloodstream. Copper is a mineral that is essential for many bodily functions, including the formation of red blood cells, formation of collagen which helps repair tissue, and proper functioning of the nervous system. Copper is also involved in energy production and iron metabolism. A Copper test may be ordered as part of a routine medical exam to monitor your health status, or to help diagnose conditions such as Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder involving copper overload in the body, which can damage various vital organs. A copper test can also be done to monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments for other conditions such as anemia.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation