This blood test measures the amount of copper in the blood. It can be used to diagnose Wilsons disease and levels of copper (deficiencies). Symptoms such as fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain and more can be due to copper levels.
Copper is an essential element that is a cofactor of many enzymes. Copper metabolism is disturbed in Wilson's disease, Menkes disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, and Indian childhood cirrhosis.