Percentage non-caeruloplasmin bound copper.Clin Biochem. 2007 Jun; 40(9-10):749-50.CB
To compare percentage non-caeruloplasmin bound copper (%NCC) to generally accepted values.
DESIGN AND METHODS
Using data for 338 normal individual patients, we calculated the %NCC.
The %NCC ranged (median) from -59.75% to 51.98% (8.75%) respectively. The non-parametric reference interval was -23.44% to 22.99% with 43.8% of the %NCC values >10%.
We found the %NCC to be higher than generally accepted. This may be due to uncertainty from precision, bias and specificity.