Ceruloplasmin is a protein produced by the liver that binds copper for transport in the blood. Decreased production of this protein causes copper to be deposited in body tissues such as the brain, liver, corneas, and kidneys. This test is used in conjunction with serum copper to evaluate Wilson’s disease. It is also used in the evaluation of chronicly active hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other liver disease.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
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