This test is for cases where you have potentially been exposed to chemicals called organophosphates, which are used in pesticides. It can help determine your risk of poisoning, diagnose liver disease, aid in assessments before anesthesia is given with the muscle relaxant succinylcholine, or help determine the cause of prolonged apnea after surgical anesthesia.
Copper is an essential mineral that the body incorporates into enzymes. These enzymes play a role in the regulation of iron metabolism, the formation of connective tissue, energy production within cells, and the function of the nervous system. The test helps diagnose and monitor Wilson disease, sometimes identifying a copper deficiency or excess.