Normally most of the copper in your blood is carried by a protein called ceruloplasmin. Adults have 50 and 80 milligrams (mg) of copper in their body, mostly in muscle and the liver. Copper helps make melanin, bone, and connective tissue. It also helps with many other processes in your body.
What does high serum copper mean?
Increased blood and urine copper concentrations and normal or increasedceruloplasmin levels may indicate exposure to excess copper or may be associated with conditions that decrease copper excretion, such as chronic liver disease, or that release copper from tissues, such as acute hepatitis.