What we test

Copper to Zinc Ratio

A high Copper to Zinc ratio is believed to cause a range of detrimental health effects including growth and mental abnormalities, increased age degeneration and increase oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risks.

This blood test measures:

Found in organ meats, shellfish, chocolate, mushrooms, nuts, beans, and whole-grain cereals. Helps protect cells from damage, and is needed for forming bone and red blood cells.

Found in liver, eggs, seafood, red meats, oysters, certain seafood, milk products, eggs, beans, peas, lentils, nuts and whole grains. Needed for healthy skin, wound healing, and helps fight illnesses and infections.

Ceruloplasmin is a carrier protein that transports more than 95% of copper in the blood. Low caeruloplasmin combined with low blood copper suggest copper deficiency.

In a functional medicine context a high Copper to Zinc ratio is believed to cause a range of detrimental health effects including growth and mental abnormalities, increased age degeneration and increase oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risks.

Test instructions

The best time to do this test is first thing in the morning.

Fast from all food and drink other than water for at least 8 hours, and no more than 12 hours prior to your test.

Print out the pathology form that we email you.

Take your form to your local collection centre to have your blood sample taken - no need for an appointment.

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