Copper + Zinc Profile

MDX Copper + Zinc Test

Essential for Immunity

Assessing Copper + Zinc is an excellent way to determine immune status and the intake and/or absorption of zinc and copper. Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system. Some of the key functions of copper include formation of connective tissue, hemoglobin, and myelin, the protective coating around nerves. Maintaining a balance between copper and zinc is important as an imbalance can lead to various health problems.

The MosaicDX Copper + Zinc Profile is a serum panel that measures both copper, zinc and ceruloplasim and assesses the zinc/copper ratio providing insight into these essential trace elements.

Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks

Turnaround times are estimates. Detailed order tracking is available in the MosaicDX Portal.

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What Patients Might Benefit from Copper +Zinc Testing?

There are a number of symptoms and conditions associated with copper and zinc imbalances:

  • ADHD
  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular Abnormalities
  • Delayed Wound Healing
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Hair Loss
  • Impaired Sense of Taste and Smell
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Rashes
  • Skin/Hair Color Changes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weak Immune System


Why Test for Copper and Zinc Levels?

The Copper + Zinc Profile is an excellent way to determine immune status and the nutritional intake and/or absorption of zinc and copper. Zinc is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. This essential trace element is required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and is involved in most major metabolic pathways. The immune system depends on zinc in almost every aspect. Zinc has an inverse relationship with copper in the body. This means that as zinc goes down, copper goes up and vice versa. Adequate copper levels are essential for the growth of new blood vessels, wound healing, and recovering from heart attacks and strokes. When levels are only slightly above normal physiological amounts, copper can be toxic. Any mild abnormality or impairment of liver function can lead to copper excess.

Why Test for Copper?

Copper is an essential mineral that is involved in many important processes in the body, including the production of red blood cells, connective tissue, and neurotransmitters. However, too much or too little copper can be harmful to the body. High copper levels can cause oxidative damage and contribute to the development of conditions like Wilson’s disease, while low copper levels can lead to anemia and other health problems. Testing for copper levels can help identify imbalances and guide appropriate interventions, such as adjusting dietary intake or supplementing with copper.

Why Test for Zinc?

Zinc is another important mineral that is involved in numerous functions in the body, including immune function, wound healing, and DNA synthesis. Zinc deficiency is relatively common and can lead to impaired immune function, delayed wound healing, and other health problems. On the other hand, excessive zinc intake can interfere with the absorption of other minerals and cause toxicity. Testing for zinc levels can help identify deficiencies or excesses and guide appropriate interventions, such as adjusting dietary intake or supplementing with zinc.

Learn More About the Copper + Zinc Profile: Explore FAQs


The Copper + Zinc Profile includes the following compounds:

  • Ceruloplasmin
  • Ceruloplasmin Copper
  • Copper Serum
  • Copper/Zinc Ratio
  • Nonceruloplasmin Copper
  • Zinc Serum

Sample Reports

The Copper+ Zinc Profile report is a useful resource for practitioners who want to gain valuable insights into symptoms that may be caused by copper/zinc imbalances.

Test Prep and Instructions

MosaicDX offers patient-friendly sample collection kits that simplify testing. Our kits include visual, step-by-step instructions for test preparation and sample collection, personalized shipping cards, and pediatric collection bags if needed. With MosaicDX, patients can easily collect samples for testing with confidence and accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ordering process for MosaicDX tests starts with your healthcare practitioner assessing your symptoms and recommending the most appropriate test.

Once a test has been recommended, collection kits can be conveniently ordered and delivered straight to your doorstep. If you already have a collection kit, you can register your test and begin the process at your convenience.

It is important to carefully follow the collection instructions and include all required information about yourself and your specimens when registering your test. When your specimens are collected, you can use the prepaid shipping materials provided in your kit to ship them to MosaicDX. Your results will be accessible online via the MosaicDX portal. We recommend scheduling an appointment with your healthcare practitioner to discuss your results and develop a plan for your healthcare

If you are located outside of the U.S., our customer service team can assist you in finding a distributor in your country. In countries where a distributor is not required, you can place an order through our international patient ordering site. Please note that all international shipping costs must be paid prior to shipping the kit.  

Different states have regulations that define the scope of practice for practitioners. It is the practitioner’s responsibility to abide by these rules. Check with your state board of health to determine any restrictions related to laboratory testing. Please note, Mosaic Diagnostics does not offer testing in New York. 

Once you have opened your account, you have the options of ordering kits to stock in your office or drop-ship kits directly to your patients through your MosaicDX portal.   

Watch our short tutorial videos on how to conveniently  

Already have a kit? Watch this video on how to place an order for your patient using a kit from your inventory.   

Please refer to your test’s specific Test Preparation and Instructions for more information regarding the potential effects of medications, foods, and supplements on this test. 

You make also consult your healthcare provider prior to making any changes to your medications.

Visit the payment information page for an overview of payment options and procedures along with insurance coverage overview.

NOTE: Insurance coverage for testing is based on several factors such as the type of procedure, diagnosis, and insurance policy guidelines. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company to check for coverage and to provide the procedure codes (CPT codes) and diagnostic codes (ICD-10 codes). The CPT codes can be found on the billing information page, while ICD-10 codes are provided by the practitioner.

Mosaic Diagnostics offers written interpretations within test reports and complimentary consultations with our clinical educators for qualified practitioners. To schedule a consultation, simply sign in to your MosaicDX account and book a consultation online. 

We encourage all patients to discuss results with your practitioner.

Our Resources tab also contains educational materials that you may find useful, we also offer MosaicEDGE workshops for qualified practitioners to better understand the fundamentals of lab testing.

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