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Ceruloplasmin is an acute phase reactant and the major copper-carrying protein in the blood. It is measured primarily to assist in the diagnosis of Wilson Disease. Low levels of Ceruloplasmin are consistent with Wilson Disease. However values vary considerably from patient to patient and may be normal in some patients with Wilson Disease. Ceruloplasmin is an acute phase reactant and levels may be increased during pregnancy in women taking oral contraceptives in hepatitis pneumonia tuberculosis rheumatoid arthritis myocardial infarction and various forms of anemia.