This profile measures copper, ceruloplasmin and zinc levels to determine the body’s immune status. This can be tested through the nutritional intake and absorption of the minerals zinc and copper.
Zinc is required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and contributes to major metabolic pathways, making it crucial to healthy immune function. Zinc has an inverse relationship with copper, meaning that an ideal balance leaves one mineral’s levels high while the other’s levels are low. Although copper is needed for blood vessel growth and wound healing, above average levels can be toxic.
Ceruloplasmin is an enzyme which contains copper, and contributes to the body’s iron metabolism. Measuring this enzyme can offer a more accurate measurement of the body’s copper levels.
TEST TYPE: SST Serum Blood Test & K2-EDTA
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.
Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.
Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.
Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.
If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.