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Copper; Tissue

Alternative Names:Tissue Copper
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:TICOP
Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
Fresh Tissue Pot
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Samples are collected either as a core or wedge biopsy. The sample may be stored dry in a suitable polystyrene container at freezer temps(-20)

or may be fixed with formalin and stored at room temp.

Samples may also be delivered embedded in paraffin.

10 mm core biopsy preferred

Method: ICP-MS

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
External Laboratory:PaLMS- Royal North Shore Hospital
Additional Notes:

Referral lab Contact details:

Ross Wenzel
Senior Scientist, Trace Elements, RNSH | NSW Health Pathology

Trace Elements Laboratory, Level 5 Acute Services Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW 2065
Tel (02) 9926 4157 | Fax (02) 9926 4087 |
ross.wenzel@health.nsw.gov.au

www.pathology.health.nsw.gov.au