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Copper / Zinc Profile Blood Test by Great Plains Laboratory

The Copper/Zinc Profile is an excellent way to determine immune status and the nutritional intake and/or absorption of zinc and copper. Zinc is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. This essential trace element is required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and is involved in most major metabolic pathways. The immune system depends on zinc in almost every aspect. Zinc has an inverse relationship with copper in the body. This means that as zinc goes down, copper goes up and vice versa. Adequate copper levels are essential for the growth of new blood vessels, wound healing, and recovering from heart attacks and strokes. When levels are only slightly above normal physiological amounts, copper can be toxic. Any mild abnormality or impairment of liver function can lead to copper excess.

All kits include:

  • 1.) The Doctor’s Order required to access testing
  • 2.) The collection kit for a home collection or blood draw.
  • 3.) All shipping supplies required including a prepaid mailer to return your sample to the lab for testing.
  • 4.) Results by email
  • 5) Consultation with health coach.

**Blood draw fee not included.

 

$215.00

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Benefits:

– Assessment of zinc and copper sufficiency

– Calculation of non-ceruloplasmin or free copper (potential oxidizing metal)

– Determination of crucial copper/zinc ratio

Recommendations:

– Zinc supplementation

– Molybdenum salts

– Penicillamine

– Chelation of toxic metals if indicated by metals testing

Chronic zinc supplementation as low as 18.5 mg per day for two weeks has induced copper deficiency in adults. A parent who gave 50 mg of zinc a day to their child reported that their child’s hair was beginning to turn gray. Children with autism have been supplemented with much higher doses (sometimes 100 mg per day or more). On the other hand, very high doses of zinc have been administered for more than a year to strengthen the immune system.

Turn Around Time:

The turn around time for this test is 2-3 weeks, unless unforeseen circumstances arise.

Analyte List:

Ceruloplasmin, Ceruloplasmin Copper, Copper Serum, Copper/Zinc Ratio, Nonceruloplasmin Copper, Zinc Serum

Specimen Requirements:

2 mL of serum drawn into a royal blue-topped no additive tube is the absolute minimum. 3 mL of serum is preferred. The serum must be removed from the specimen within 4 hours of collection.

 

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The Great Plains Laboratory

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is the world leader in providing testing for nutritional factors in chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, autism and ADD. They offer a variety of metabolic tests, such as immune deficiency evaluation, amino acid tests, essential fatty acid tests, glutathione levels, metal toxicity and food allergies tests. We provide the doctors order. You collect your specimens at home or at a lab near you, then mail to the lab. You receive the test results.
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