How to Cite This Chapter: Don-Wauchope A, Chetty VT, Ivica J, Kavsak P, Khan WI, Lafreniere M, Nouri K, Solnica B. Ceruloplasmin. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.1269.3.7.53. Accessed May 26, 2024.
Last Updated: May 9, 2022
Last Reviewed: May 9, 2022
Chapter Information

For a brief introduction and guide to abbreviations, see Laboratory Tests: General Remarks.

Analyte [material]

Ceruloplasmin [S/P]

Reference range, target level, or decision threshold

300-580 micromol/L (30-58 mg/dL)!!!

[micromol/L]/10 = [mg/dL]

Interpretation of results

↓ Wilson disease, Menkes disease, dietary copper deficiency, aceruloplasminemia

↑ Inflammation, pregnancy, malignancies, use of oral contraceptives (in women), hepatitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, MI, various forms of anemia, many obscure neurologic disorders

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