Description: Decreased levels of ceruloplasmin are found in Wilson's Disease, fulminant liver failure, intestinal malabsorption, renal failure resulting in proteinuria, chronic active hepatitis and malnutrition. Elevated levels are found in primary biliary cirrhosis, pregnancy (first trimester), oral contraceptive use and in acute inflammatory conditions since ceruloplasmin is an acute phase reactant.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Ferroxidase,Copper Oxidase,Copper Binding Globulin
Description: The ceruloplasmin test is used in evaluation of chronic active hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other liver disease. This test is also used to aid in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease, along with serum copper.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.