CERULOPLASMIN

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Ceruloplasmin (CER) is the main transport protein for copper in the blood and plays a role in the body’s iron metabolism. Measuring levels of ceruloplasmin aids in the diagnosis of copper metabolism disorders. Various factors such as diet, hormone concentrations, and other genetic disorders, may influence plasma concentrations. Physical exercise, pregnancy (late), bile duct obstruction, primary biliary cirrhosis, patients on estrogen therapy, and leukemia exhibit increased levels of ceruloplasmin. Decreased levels are seen in Wilson’s disease, Menkes’s disease, Acute viral hepatitis, Nephrotic syndrome, gastroenteropathies, severe liver disease, malnutrition, and hypochromic anemia. Book Ceruloplasmin test from Thyrocare at a low cost and get home collection services.

Technique

NEPHELOMETRY

Who prescribes

General physician, General Medicine

Sample type

SERUM

Fasting

Non fasting