Examen de cobre en orina

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Examen de cobre en orina

El examen de cobre en orina se realiza al recolectar orina en momentos específicos por un período de 24 horas. Se evalúa la orina para determinar la cantidad de cobre presente. Este examen se utiliza para determinar la presencia de la enfermedad de Wilson, una condición algunas veces mortal, en la cual el exceso de cobre daña el hígado y, a la larga, a los ojos y el cerebro.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/04/2013
  • Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

         
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