Tissue biochemistry - Copper

Interpretation of Liver Copper Concentrations in Cattle and Sheep
Adequate > 300 µmol/kg DM
Borderline 100 - 300 umol/kg DM
Deficient < 100 umol/kg DM

Means within the borderline range indicate a probability of trace element-responsive disorder that increases with proximity to the lower limit, while values above the band do not. Data are limited on tissue marginal bands however the above is based on the best available evidence.
Reference: The use of blood analysis to evaluate trace mineral status in ruminant livestock - Herdt and Hoff (2011)

Interpretation of Kidney Copper Concentrations in Cattle and Sheep
Reference range: 141 to 314 µmol/kg DM
A kidney copper result above 1,000 µmol/kg DM is consistent with copper toxicity.

  • Price: £33.39
  • Species: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs
  • Disease/presentation: Metabolic disease
  • Test type: Biochemistry
  • Sample type(s): Liver, Kidney

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SRUC VS Product Code(s): 1060700

Tissue biochemistry - Copper

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