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Table 1 Average concentration of copper in human organs

From: Copper signalling: causes and consequences

  Sumino et al. [82] Margalioth et al. [44] Hamilton et al. [364] Yoo et al. [83] Lech & Sadlik [365] Haswell [79] Bárány et al. [76]
FAAS AAS AAS ICP-AES FAAS AAS ICP-MS
μg/g wet tissue
brain 5.1    3.10 3.32   
liver 9.9   7.8 5.60 3.47   
kidney 2.6 1.80 2.1 1.80 2.15   
stomach   1.44    1.10   
intestines 2.1     1.54   
lung 1.3    0.97 1.91   
spleen 1.2    0.88 1.23   
heart 3.3    2.40 3.26   
bile      3.60   
blooda    1.2 0.97 0.85 0.99 0.95
  1. aμg/ml fluid