Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum

Turn Around Time

2 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Ceruloplasmin is a critical protein in the human body, and its assessment through testing holds significant importance. This copper-binding enzyme plays a multifaceted role and is integral to the body’s iron metabolism (1). The liver incorporates copper into apocaeruloplasmin, forming caeruloplasmin, which is then released into the bloodstream. Roughly 95 percent of the copper found in the blood is bound to caeruloplasmin (1). The importance of ceruloplasmin includes facilitating iron transport and regulation, as well as minimising oxidative stress and neurological disorders associated with unbound copper (1).


Lopez MJ, Royer A, Shah NJ. Biochemistry, Ceruloplasmin [Internet]. PubMed. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021. Available from:

Test Method

Automated chemistry


  • Ceruloplasmin

Test Method

Automated chemistry (Roche Diagnostics)

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Abdominal pain
    • Nausea
  • Reproductive Health
    • Anaemia
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Copper accumulation (e.g., Wilson’s disease)
    • Inflammation
    • Iron overload (e.g., haemochromatosis)
    • Liver Disease
    • Mental and Behavioural changes
    • Neurological disorders
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Copper deficiency
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Sleep disorders

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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