The role of radiocopper in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease

Gastroenterology. 1979 Jul;77(1):138-42.


In patients with normal serum concentrations of ceruloplasmin, measurement of the incorporation of radiocopper into this protein can aid in the clinically important differentiation of patients with hepatic illnesses that mimic Wilson's disease from patients with this disorder.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ceruloplasmin / analysis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Copper*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hepatolenticular Degeneration / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Radioisotopes*
  • Radionuclide Imaging


  • Radioisotopes
  • Copper
  • Ceruloplasmin