Ceruloplasmin, CP

Ceruloplasmin is a protein made in the liver and is responsible for transporting copper from its stores in the liver to the tissues. Copper is a mineral used to build strong bones, produce energy, and make melanin (the substance that gives skin its color).
Interpretation:If copper is high in the blood accompanied by high ceruloplasmin, the problem may be a rare genetic disease called Wilson’s disease (the body’s failure to search for excess copper) This causes dangerous amounts of copper to accumulate in the liver, brain, and other organs. Ceruloplasmin may be elevated in pregnancy or in the use of birth control pills, which is not considered a pathological condition. If copper is low, this may result in liver diseases, malnutrition, malabsorption. This condition can be seen with symptoms such as anemia, jaundice, nausea, abdominal pain, swallowing problems, tremors, gait weakness, behavioral disorder, pale skin color, low leukocytes, osteoporosis, fatigue, brittle hair, growth failure, muscle weakness and loss of consciousness.
Sample: Venous blood from arm. It requires hunger.
Working day: Monday, Friday
Result Time: next day 18:00