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This Copper Blood Test is designed to test copper levels in the body by way of an accurate blood test. Copper plays key roles in red blood cell production and bone formation and helps to rid the body of toxins. Low copper levels can lead to anemia, osteoporosis, changes in mood/behavior, and overall weakness. Excessive copper levels can lead to Wilson’s disease, kidney damage, and liver damage. Foods including liver, shellfish, black-eyed peas, and mushrooms are rich in copper and great for those looking to boost their levels. Better plan for a healthy, well-rounded diet with the use of our Copper Blood Test.
Checking the copper levels in your blood is an easy process with Priority Lab Testing. You will not need to worry about making a doctor’s appointment for a referral which can take time and interrupt your day. All you need to do is purchase the test on our website and head to the lab location of your choice when you are ready.
A Copper Blood Test does not require fasting or any other type of special preparation. You also do not need to make an appointment to visit our lab. After your purchase is complete, you can stop by any of our 4,000 locations, and they will have your information on file and are ready to assist you. It will take no more than a few minutes of your day to come in. A specialist will take your blood and send out the sample for evaluation. Within 24-72 hours of completing the test, you will receive the results of your Copper Blood Test.
Copper1 is a mineral that helps the body with its functions and processes. A Copper Blood Test will measure the amount of copper in your body as found in your blood. Checking copper levels is not a part of routine blood work. To check the copper levels in your body, you need a specific laboratory test measuring these mineral levels.
Most people get their copper through their diet, and the excess copper leaves the body through the normal digestive processes. Most of the population is not at risk of a copper deficiency, but in some instances, a copper deficiency could be indicative of a medical condition or may occur in cases of malnutrition.
Copper excess can also occur when a person takes certain supplements or has prolonged exposure to drinking water contaminated with copper. Too much copper can be dangerous and life-threatening in some cases, with the potential to cause serious damage to organs, most specifically, the liver.
In any event, checking on your copper levels from time to time and other essential minerals in your body is a good idea.
Common symptoms of copper deficiency could include:
Common symptoms of excessive copper levels can include:
When you receive your Copper Blood Test results, you will see a normal reference range provided by the laboratory. Then you will see in the lap report the level of copper found in your blood, along with any accompanying flags indicative of an abnormality. You will not see a flag if you are within the normal reference range. However, if your levels of copper are too high or too low, then you will see that notated in your results.
The Copper Blood Test with Priority Lab Testing only specifically evaluates your blood for copper. If you want to check the levels of the most common minerals in your body, consider purchasing the Comprehensive Mineral Panel that will check for levels of copper in addition to magnesium, calcium, manganese and zinc.
If your Copper Blood Test results indicate any abnormality in your Copper levels, you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss this. Your doctor can help you determine whether you can manage your copper levels through dietary changes and supplements or whether there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.