The Wilson's Disease Profile panel contains 2 tests with 2 biomarkers.
The Wilson's Disease Profile is a valuable tool for testing individuals for the presence of Wilson's disease. This profile contains tests for ceruloplasmin and copper, which are important indicators of the disease. The results of this profile can help to guide treatment decisions and provide peace of mind for those who may be at risk for Wilson's disease.
Wilson's Disease is a rare inherited disorder that affects the body's ability to metabolize copper. This can lead to an accumulation of copper in vital organs, including the brain, liver, and kidneys. The symptoms of Wilson's Disease can be very serious, and may include tremor, rigidity, difficulty speaking, impaired vision, and psychiatric problems. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to managing this condition and preventing serious complications.
Those who may be at risk for Wilson's disease might feel more at ease knowing the results of this profile can assist guide treatment choices.
The Wilson's Disease Profile contains the following tests:
The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.
1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Process Time*: Average 2 to 3 business days
Also known as: Copper Oxide, Wilson's Disease
Ceruloplasmin is a copper-containing protein. Lower-than-normal ceruloplasmin levels may be due to: chronic liver disease, intestinal malabsorption, malnutrition, nephrotic syndrome and Wilson's copper storage disease (rare). Higher-than-normal ceruloplasmin levels may be due to: acute and chronic infections, lymphoma, pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis and use of birth control pills.
1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Plasma-Unspecified Vial Pour - Process Time*: Average 3 to 4 business days
*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.